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Houghton Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Houghton Bay Surf Forecast / Wellington / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Houghton Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Houghton Bay sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.8 min: 16.1 °C)
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Houghton Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Houghton Bay sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.8 min: 16.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 2 km away suggest it is still onshore at Houghton Bay (light winds from the SE at WellingtonAero). 0.5m 4 s period wind swell from S

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Moderate
17 km/h
SE
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Houghton Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Houghton Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Houghton Bay in the next 7 days are 1.7m 12s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Sun 28th Feb)1.5ft (0.4m) 12s
Best Surf 7PM (Sun 28th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 12s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sun 28th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Houghton Bay over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.8
NNW
0.4
S
0.3
SSW
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.4
S
0.2
E
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.4
ESE
0.3
E
0.3
E
0.2
S
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.3
E
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
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06131718191713262445222127912125610234037
15
NNW
10
SSE
10
SSE
0
SSE
5
SSE
5
NNE
10
N
10
N
15
NNE
5
NNE
5
SSW
15
ENE
5
NNE
15
N
15
NNE
25
N
20
NNW
30
NNW
40
NNW
40
NNW
25
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
offononglasscross-
on
glassoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoff
4:10PM
1.47
4:24AM
1.62
5:01PM
1.48
5:17AM
1.63
5:54PM
1.49
6:12AM
1.64
6:49PM
1.52
7:10AM
1.66
7:45PM
1.56
8:09AM
1.67
8:40PM
1.62
9:07AM
1.69
9:35PM
1.68
10:05AM
1.71
10:12PM
0.66
10:41AM
0.65
11:06PM
0.62
11:41AM
0.64
12:02AM
0.59
12:42PM
0.62
12:58AM
0.55
1:41PM
0.59
1:57AM
0.52
2:37PM
0.56
2:57AM
0.50
3:30PM
0.54
3:57AM
0.48

Note: the tide data above is for Wellington, New Zealand which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Houghton Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Houghton Bay blow from the N

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
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6:56--6:56--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03-
-8:09--8:07--8:07--8:05--8:04--8:01--8:00--7:59

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Thu afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Mon morning, strong winds from the NNW by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Houghton Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Houghton Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Houghton Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Houghton Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Houghton Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Houghton Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Houghton Bay is 7 km (4 miles) from the city of Wellington. If you plan a holiday in Wellington, look for hotels and other accommodation in Wellington. Wellington has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.