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Mangawhai Heads Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 07 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Mangawhai Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mangawhai Heads sea temperature is 22.5 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.9 min: 19.4 °C)
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Mangawhai Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Mangawhai Heads sea temperature is 22.5 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 22.9 min: 19.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Mangawhai Heads (calm at Wairau River, Kaipara Harbour 22 km from Mangawhai Heads).

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Calm
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21.6
22.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Mangawhai Heads this week:

The surf forecast for Mangawhai Heads over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 07) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Mangawhai Heads in the next 12 days are 5.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Tue 7th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 11s
Best Surf10AM (Tue 14th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 14th Feb)16ft (5.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Mangawhai Heads over the next 12 days.

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Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
E
0.4
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
1.2
E
2.5
E
3
E
3
E
3.5
ENE
3.5
E
5
ENE
5
ENE
5
ENE
4
ESE
4
E
2.5
E
1.7
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
NNE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
Period(s) (?)111011101099898857888911111111121111111111101010101013121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)88778349447759513240396472710571295171120196184604757203792464318487013542921821721751289494109120116110
Wind
(km/h)
10
SW
20
SW
10
WSW
15
WSW
20
WSW
10
SW
20
SW
20
SW
10
SW
10
SSE
20
E
35
ENE
35
E
35
E
40
E
35
ENE
40
E
40
E
40
E
40
ESE
45
SE
25
SSW
20
S
20
WSW
20
SW
25
SW
15
SW
15
WNW
10
W
15
W
10
NNW
10
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
W
5
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossononononononononononcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glassoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:37PM
1.94
10:04AM
2.10
10:17PM
1.96
10:40AM
2.11
10:56PM
1.96
11:17AM
2.09
11:36PM
1.95
11:54AM
2.06
12:17AM
1.93
12:33PM
2.03
1:00AM
1.92
1:16PM
1.99
1:49AM
1.91
2:05PM
1.95
2:44AM
1.91
3:01PM
1.93
3:45AM
1.94
4:04PM
1.94
4:50AM
2.00
5:10PM
1.97
5:54AM
2.09
6:14PM
2.04
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:49PM
0.40
3:58AM
0.29
4:29PM
0.36
4:36AM
0.29
5:07PM
0.35
5:14AM
0.32
5:44PM
0.34
5:53AM
0.37
6:22PM
0.35
6:32AM
0.42
7:01PM
0.36
7:15AM
0.47
7:45PM
0.37
8:04AM
0.51
8:34PM
0.38
9:00AM
0.54
9:31PM
0.37
10:03AM
0.53
10:33PM
0.33
11:11AM
0.49
11:38PM
0.27
12:18PM
0.40
12:41AM
0.18

Note: the tide data above is for Black Swamp which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Mangawhai Heads.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Mangawhai Heads blow from the W

Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C232318222218202017202019191919191819191919222219232319222220192118212218
Low °C202116192116191916191919191919171718191918182218212118202117192116192016
Feels °C (?)222017191917161615171715131313141213131413192017202018222219192117192218
Sunrise6:43--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--
Sunset-8:25--8:24--8:23--8:22--8:22--8:21--8:20--8:19--8:17--8:16--8:15--8:14-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 16°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Fri morning, strong winds from the E by Sun night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Mon night, light winds from the W by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Warm (max 22°C on Thu morning, min 16°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the NNW by Sun morning).

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Information about the Mangawhai Heads Surf forecast

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

Mangawhai Heads is 46 km (29 miles) from the city of Whangarei. If you plan a holiday in Northland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whangarei. Whangarei has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.