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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Kai-Iwi Surf Forecast / Wanganui-Manawatu / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 18 Apr 2021 NZST
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Kai-Iwi surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kai-Iwi sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.9 max: 18.2 min: 15.4 °C)
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Kai-Iwi surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kai-Iwi sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.9 max: 18.2 min: 15.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kai-Iwi (light winds from the W at Rapanui 2 km from Kai-Iwi).

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Actual: 42 min ago

Light
9 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kai-Iwi this week:

The surf forecast for Kai-Iwi over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 18) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 13s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kai-Iwi in the next 12 days are 1.4m 18s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Apr 25) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 5s period and expected on Friday (Apr 23) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Sun 18th Apr)7ft (2.1m) 7s
Best Surf 9PM (Sat 24th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 19s
Most Powerful12AM (Sun 25th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kai-Iwi over the next 12 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
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
101212322211111102124311410001300000
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
2.2
W
2.3
W
2.2
W
1.9
W
1.8
W
0.6
WSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.4
WSW
1.6
W
2.3
W
1
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.1
SW
2.4
W
1.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.9
W
2
WSW
2
WSW
2.1
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
1.5
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSW
77877161616161514141413121211671918178813138897889999
507569535358285188268261212146140991001169979471965727821226679771534688878441460573401694852380614226
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
NW
25
WNW
15
N
10
NNE
10
N
5
NE
10
N
15
W
5
NW
5
ENE
5
SSW
10
N
10
N
15
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
20
NNW
35
W
20
SSE
10
NNE
35
WNW
35
W
35
W
35
W
20
S
15
WSW
25
W
30
W
30
W
15
SW
10
NNW
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcrossglassglassonoffoffcrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
offcrosscrosscrosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
2:00PM
2.34
2:29AM
2.35
2:58PM
2.24
3:34AM
2.26
4:10PM
2.18
4:52AM
2.24
5:23PM
2.19
6:03AM
2.30
6:30PM
2.27
7:02AM
2.43
7:29PM
2.40
7:53AM
2.58
8:22PM
2.56
8:41AM
2.73
9:09PM
2.72
9:27AM
2.86
9:54PM
2.86
10:13AM
2.94
10:38PM
2.95
10:58AM
2.96
11:23PM
2.97
11:45AM
2.90
12:09AM
2.92
8:16PM
1.12
8:56AM
1.22
9:10PM
1.21
10:00AM
1.27
10:20PM
1.26
11:12AM
1.24
11:37PM
1.22
12:22PM
1.13
12:47AM
1.09
1:23PM
0.96
1:45AM
0.92
2:14PM
0.76
2:34AM
0.74
3:00PM
0.58
3:21AM
0.58
3:44PM
0.45
4:06AM
0.48
4:29PM
0.38
4:51AM
0.44
5:15PM
0.39
5:37AM
0.48
6:01PM
0.47

Note: the tide data above is for Whanganui River Entrance, New Zealand which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kai-Iwi.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Kai-Iwi blow from the NNE

Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudyrain shwrssome cloudsrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearrain shwrslight rainmod. rainrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome clouds
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16161518181318181519171517161420181517171416131114141413138121415151513
15151415161214161317161314151114161416151314128812131311791314151311
1415131717121818151917151716142018141616121410812121110104101213131411
6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--
-5:46--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:42--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:34--5:31-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Sun night). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed night, min 7°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Tue afternoon, light winds from the SE by Thu night).

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Information about the Kai-Iwi Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kai-Iwi provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Kai-Iwi can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kai-Iwi 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 (Kai-Iwi) 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 Kai-Iwi 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Wanganui and the Manawatu? If you are looking for accommodation near Kai-Iwi, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Wanganui and the Manawatu, consider staying in Wanganui which is 12 km (7 miles) away. Other places in and around Wanganui and the Manawatu where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Palmerston North which is 78 km (48 miles) away and Levin, 87 km (54 miles) away.