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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 06 Mar 2021 NZDT
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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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 06 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 19.8 min: 17.1 °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 20.0 °C (Statistics for 06 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 18.6 max: 19.8 min: 17.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Wanganui-Manawatu

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 7 km from Karaka Street has fallen light (light winds from the W at Rapanui). Waves should be turning clean at Karaka Street. 0.8m 16 s period swell from WSW with 2.4m 10 s period wind swell from WNW

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Actual: 57 min ago

Light
9 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Karaka Street this week:

The surf forecast for Karaka Street over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Mar 06) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Karaka Street in the next 7 days are 4.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Mar 07) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Sat 6th Mar)6ft (1.8m) 10s
Best Surf10PM (Sun 7th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 8s
Most Powerful 4AM (Mon 8th Mar)13ft (4.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Karaka Street 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
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Sat
13
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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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
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2.2
WNW
1.1
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.1
WSW
2.5
W
4
W
3
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.5
W
0.9
WSW
0.9
W
1.4
W
1.4
W
1.6
WNW
1.3
W
1.7
S
0.5
SW
1.5
ESE
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
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25
NNW
15
NNW
20
NNW
25
NW
35
WNW
35
WNW
25
W
15
W
10
N
10
NW
15
W
15
NNW
20
NW
25
W
10
NW
20
ESE
25
SE
25
ESE
20
ESE
25
SSE
15
ESE
10
E
10
S
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
on
4:57PM
2.42
5:37AM
2.39
6:22PM
2.33
7:08AM
2.37
7:44PM
2.34
8:22AM
2.44
8:51PM
2.41
9:19AM
2.55
9:46PM
2.51
10:06AM
2.65
10:31PM
2.60
10:48AM
2.73
11:11PM
2.68
11:25AM
2.78
10:43AM
1.07
11:12PM
1.09
11:59AM
1.18
12:35AM
1.17
1:26PM
1.20
1:59AM
1.15
2:40PM
1.11
3:05AM
1.04
3:36PM
0.99
3:56AM
0.92
4:22PM
0.88
4:40AM
0.80
5:02PM
0.79
5:19AM
0.72

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

Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Sat
13
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rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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clear
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partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-7:53--7:52--7:51--7:49--7:47--7:45--7:45--7:43

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Sun night, light winds from the NW by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). 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 7 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.