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Karaka Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.9

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Karaka Street Surf Forecast / Wanganui-Manawatu / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 19 Apr 2021 NZST
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Karaka Street surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Karaka Street sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.1 min: 15.4 °C)
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Karaka Street surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Karaka Street sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.8 max: 18.1 min: 15.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Karaka Street (calm at Rapanui 7 km from Karaka Street).

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Actual: 46 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
N
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Karaka Street this week:

The surf forecast for Karaka Street over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Karaka Street in the next 12 days are 2.4m 14s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Apr 26) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 2s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Tue 20th Apr)3.5ft (1.1m) 6s
Best Surf 3AM (Mon 26th Apr)11ft (3.5m) 9s
Most Powerful12PM (Mon 26th Apr)8ft (2.4m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Karaka Street 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
Mon
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
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1.9
W
1.1
WSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.3
SW
0.2
WSW
0.6
W
0.5
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
1.8
W
0.6
SW
3
W
1.7
SW
2.3
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1.6
SSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.7
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
SSW
0.2
S
761616161515141413121210521191871681514141210137888865121010
3311041291618678545231443825922218446375293211124912372118138950818634121970535337338141110
25
WNW
15
N
10
N
5
NNW
10
ENE
5
E
10
SSW
5
NNE
5
NNE
10
WSW
10
N
10
NNW
10
WSW
10
NNE
15
N
20
WNW
20
NW
30
WNW
35
WNW
15
WSW
35
W
35
SW
15
WSW
0
SSE
20
SSE
30
SSW
5
SSW
15
WNW
10
N
10
E
15
ESE
15
ESE
5
E
10
SSE
10
E
10
E
crosscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
on
offoffcrosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
onglasscrossoffcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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
12:33PM
2.79
12:57AM
2.81
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
6:26AM
0.60
6:49PM
0.62
7:18AM
0.76

Note: the tide data above is for Whanganui River Entrance, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Karaka Street.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Karaka Street blow from the NNE

Mon
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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1612141714161613141511131613141514151512137610111112141091091013910
16131819151817151717131818151815131313111087101091414117881112913
--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03
5:45--5:44--5:43--5:40--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:32--5:31--5:30--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue night. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the WNW by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Mon morning, calm by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Karaka Street Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Karaka Street provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Karaka Street can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Karaka Street 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 (Karaka Street) 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 Karaka Street 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 Karaka Street, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Wanganui and the Manawatu, consider staying in Wanganui which is 6 km (4 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 71 km (44 miles) away and Levin, 81 km (50 miles) away.