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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 NZDT
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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 21.1 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 21.2 min: 19.5 °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 21.1 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 20.5 max: 21.2 min: 19.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Onshore wind has changed to cross-on at Tauranga Bay (moderate winds from the NW at Kaeo Radar AWS 9 km from Tauranga Bay). 1.3m 11 s period swell from E with an additional 0.6m 9 s period swell from NE , plus 0.6m 4 s period wind swell from NW

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Actual: 42 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
NW
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Karikari Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Karikari Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Karikari Beach in the next 7 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 11s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Tue 2nd Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 17s
Best Surf 4AM (Fri 5th Mar)4ft (1.2m) 13s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sun 7th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Karikari Beach 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
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.3
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.7
W
1
W
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.5
NE
0.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
W
1.7
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.7
N
0.7
N
0.6
N
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1063742659320243167198366418355222160601966812244224712065954301049871
10
NW
20
NW
15
NW
15
NW
20
NW
25
NNW
15
WNW
25
W
15
WSW
5
SE
15
N
10
WNW
20
NW
30
NW
30
W
40
WSW
30
SW
25
SW
25
SW
25
SW
20
SW
10
SW
15
W
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on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
10:51AM
2.27
11:15PM
2.15
11:36AM
2.25
12:03AM
2.13
12:22PM
2.18
12:54AM
2.08
1:13PM
2.08
1:49AM
2.01
2:08PM
1.96
2:50AM
1.93
3:09PM
1.85
3:57AM
1.87
4:17PM
1.78
5:06AM
1.85
5:26PM
1.76
5:06PM
0.02
5:22AM
0.06
5:52PM
0.02
6:10AM
0.12
6:40PM
0.06
7:02AM
0.22
7:31PM
0.13
7:58AM
0.33
8:28PM
0.22
9:01AM
0.43
9:31PM
0.30
10:10AM
0.50
10:38PM
0.35
11:21AM
0.51

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

Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tue
09
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
light rain
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
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7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20-
-8:01--8:00--7:59--7:58--7:57--7:55--7:53--7:52

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Fri night, fresh winds from the WSW by Sun morning).

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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 7 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.