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Mahia Spit Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Monday 04 Jul 2022 NZST
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Mahia Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mahia Spit sea temperature is 13.8 °C (Statistics for 04 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.2 min: 13.1 °C)
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Mahia Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mahia Spit sea temperature is 13.8 °C (Statistics for 04 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.4 max: 16.2 min: 13.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 9 km from Wainui Beach - Stockroute has swung offshore (light winds from the NW at Gisborne Airport).

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11 km/h
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Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Mahia Spit this week:

The surf forecast for Mahia Spit over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jul 05) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 3s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Mahia Spit in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jul 12) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 16s period and expected on Thursday (Jul 07) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Tue 5th Jul)1.5ft (0.5m) 10s
Best Surf 3AM (Tue 12th Jul)8ft (2.5m) 9s
Most Powerful12AM (Tue 12th Jul)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Mahia Spit over the next 12 days.

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Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Sat
16
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
ENE
0.4
E
0.6
ENE
0.4
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
1.4
NE
2.1
NE
1.6
NE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
0.6
NNE
1.4
ENE
1.9
ENE
2.1
ENE
3
E
2.2
E
2
E
1.7
E
1.7
ENE
2
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
NE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
Period(s) (?)10109912161414131357877988577999910111111111010101099
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)49465027123782021911671601154723226162313545109319456124376963744058689972427928416412798768459
Wind
(km/h)
25
N
15
N
25
NW
20
NNW
35
SSW
30
S
10
WSW
5
NNW
20
NE
30
NNE
40
NNE
45
NNE
25
NW
15
NW
25
WNW
25
WNW
15
SSW
15
ESE
20
NNE
25
NE
30
NE
20
ENE
15
W
5
N
20
W
25
W
15
SSE
10
SSE
20
SSW
20
S
20
S
15
SE
10
ENE
30
NE
45
NE
45
NNE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
offcross-
off
offglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
ononononcross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossonononon
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:52PM
1.41
10:12AM
1.29
10:33PM
1.41
10:55AM
1.29
11:14PM
1.40
11:40AM
1.30
11:59PM
1.40
12:28PM
1.34
12:47AM
1.42
1:20PM
1.39
1:39AM
1.44
2:14PM
1.45
2:35AM
1.46
3:11PM
1.51
3:34AM
1.50
4:10PM
1.58
4:33AM
1.53
5:08PM
1.65
5:32AM
1.57
6:07PM
1.70
6:31AM
1.59
7:04PM
1.73
7:29AM
1.60
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:09AM
0.29
4:15PM
0.29
4:50AM
0.29
4:59PM
0.30
5:33AM
0.27
5:44PM
0.30
6:18AM
0.25
6:34PM
0.29
7:06AM
0.21
7:28PM
0.26
7:57AM
0.17
8:25PM
0.22
8:52AM
0.12
9:24PM
0.17
9:49AM
0.07
10:24PM
0.12
10:47AM
0.02
11:24PM
0.07
11:45AM
-0.02
12:23AM
0.02
12:43PM
-0.05
1:22AM
-0.00
1:40PM
-0.05

Note: the tide data above is for Aurora Point which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Mahia Spit.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Mahia Spit blow from the SW

Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
Friday
15
Sat
16
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
--23-----16-61--1-22324245---------2-
Temp. °C121414151312111011111316171717151213131414151414131514131313131111121314
Low °C111213131312101010111215151515131213121313131414131413121312111111121214
Chill °C (?)11121214109101088101415161613101211121214131410151312111111910101011
Sunrise-7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:24--7:22-
Sunset--4:57--4:58--4:58--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:01--5:02--5:04--5:04

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Tue night, min 10°C on Wed night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri night, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Fri morning, light winds from the S by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon night, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the SW by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the E on Fri morning, strong winds from the NE by Sat morning).

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Information about the Mahia Spit Surf forecast

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

Mahia Spit is 48 km (30 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.