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Houghton Bay Surf Forecast / Wellington / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 29 Jun 2022 NZST
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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 13.6 °C (Statistics for 29 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.7 min: 11.8 °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 13.6 °C (Statistics for 29 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 12.6 max: 13.7 min: 11.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Houghton Bay (light winds from the N at Wellington Aero Aws 2 km from Houghton Bay).

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Light
11 km/h
N
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Houghton Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Houghton Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jun 30) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Houghton Bay in the next 12 days are 2.1m 16s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Jul 06) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 5s period and expected on Friday (Jul 01) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Thu 30th Jun)1.5ft (0.4m) 14s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 2nd Jul)5ft (1.6m) 14s
Most Powerful 9AM (Wed 6th Jul)7ft (2.1m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Houghton Bay over the next 12 days.

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Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
1.9
S
1.6
S
1.5
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
S
1.1
S
1.2
S
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.3
SSW
2.1
S
2.5
S
1.2
SSW
1.6
S
1.6
S
1.5
S
1.3
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.4
SE
Period(s) (?)10981313138911131312111014141414151414167141414131212121110109911
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)316536573233419384494836105855033226561046539511391184966694214761762294693275948840326419113896442831
Wind
(km/h)
20
NW
10
NW
5
NE
15
N
40
NNW
35
W
10
SSW
25
NNW
5
WSW
15
NNE
25
N
25
NW
5
W
10
NNW
20
N
10
SSE
20
NNW
30
NNW
10
N
25
N
10
NNW
20
SSE
25
SSE
10
SE
15
SSE
20
S
20
S
20
E
25
ENE
10
NE
20
N
30
NNW
40
NNW
50
NNW
45
NNW
50
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffoffcrossonoffcross-
on
offoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
offonoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
ononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:12PM
1.61
5:51AM
1.47
5:56PM
1.58
6:36AM
1.45
6:39PM
1.55
7:21AM
1.43
7:23PM
1.53
8:04AM
1.43
8:08PM
1.52
8:45AM
1.43
8:55PM
1.51
9:26AM
1.45
9:42PM
1.52
10:07AM
1.47
10:28PM
1.54
10:50AM
1.51
11:14PM
1.57
11:36AM
1.55
12:01AM
1.60
12:26PM
1.61
12:51AM
1.62
1:18PM
1.68
1:45AM
1.65
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:08AM
0.80
11:46PM
0.81
11:52AM
0.79
12:34AM
0.80
12:35PM
0.78
1:20AM
0.77
1:17PM
0.75
2:03AM
0.73
2:01PM
0.73
2:44AM
0.70
2:45PM
0.71
3:25AM
0.68
3:31PM
0.69
4:06AM
0.67
4:17PM
0.68
4:47AM
0.66
5:04PM
0.67
5:29AM
0.65
5:52PM
0.65
6:12AM
0.64
6:42PM
0.64
6:58AM
0.63
7:35PM
0.61

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

Wednesday
29
Thursday
30
Friday
01
Saturday
02
Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C121210121314101111111212111211111112121212121212121213131315161615131413
Low °C12119912891099111091110101011121210111111111212131313151514131313
Chill °C (?)101199111110899910101181199111010101011101012111114141413101110
Sunrise7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:47--7:46--7:46--7:46--7:46--7:45--
Sunset-5:00--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:01--5:02--5:02--5:04--5:04--5:05--5:06--5:06-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Thu night, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed night, strong winds from the S by Thu night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, fresh winds from the NNW by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu night, min 10°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Fri night, strong winds from the NW by Sun night).

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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 12 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.