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Karikari Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Karikari Beach Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 15 Apr 2021 NZST
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Karikari Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Karikari Beach sea temperature is 20.3 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 20.9 min: 18.3 °C)
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Karikari Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Karikari Beach sea temperature is 20.3 °C (Statistics for 15 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.4 max: 20.9 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Karikari Beach (fresh winds from the W at Cape Karikari 6 km from Karikari Beach).

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Actual: 37 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
W
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Karikari Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Karikari Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 22) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Karikari Beach in the next 12 days are 2.5m 8s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Thu 22nd Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 7s
Best Surf12AM (Thu 22nd Apr)3.5ft (1.0m) 7s
Most Powerful 6PM (Tue 20th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Karikari Beach 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
Thu
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
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0.2
NNE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.2
NNE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.9
NNE
2.1
NNE
2.5
N
2.2
N
2.2
NNW
1.3
WNW
1
NW
0.7
NNW
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.9
NW
1.4
NW
0.8
NW
0.5
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NW
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.1
NW
1.7
NW
1.8
NW
2.3
WNW
1.6
WSW
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25
WSW
15
W
10
SW
15
W
20
WNW
30
SW
30
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSW
15
WSW
5
SSE
5
ENE
10
NE
30
NE
30
NNE
30
NNW
25
NW
30
WNW
30
W
10
W
10
WSW
5
NW
15
NNW
20
NW
30
WNW
25
SW
20
SW
25
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
15
NNW
30
WNW
35
WSW
50
WSW
35
SW
35
SW
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
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on
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on
crosscrosscross
10:10PM
1.97
10:19AM
1.88
10:48PM
1.92
10:57AM
1.81
11:29PM
1.86
11:37AM
1.74
12:12AM
1.79
12:22PM
1.67
1:01AM
1.74
1:13PM
1.61
1:57AM
1.72
2:13PM
1.60
2:56AM
1.73
3:18PM
1.62
3:56AM
1.80
4:22PM
1.70
4:52AM
1.90
5:21PM
1.82
5:45AM
2.02
6:15PM
1.96
6:35AM
2.13
7:07PM
2.10
7:24AM
2.21
4:17AM
0.38
4:31PM
0.27
4:56AM
0.44
5:09PM
0.34
5:37AM
0.51
5:51PM
0.41
6:22AM
0.58
6:37PM
0.47
7:13AM
0.63
7:29PM
0.51
8:12AM
0.64
8:28PM
0.53
9:15AM
0.61
9:31PM
0.50
10:16AM
0.51
10:31PM
0.43
11:12AM
0.38
11:28PM
0.33
12:04PM
0.22
12:22AM
0.23
12:53PM
0.07
1:14AM
0.14

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Karikari Beach blow from the SE

Thu
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tue
27
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rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sat morning, light winds from the SSW by Sun morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 46mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the NNW by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NW by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, strong winds from the WSW by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Karikari Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Karikari Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Karikari Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Karikari Beach 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 (Karikari Beach) 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 Karikari Beach 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 Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near Karikari Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 27 km (17 miles) away.