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Orakawa Surf Forecast / Coromandel / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 26 May 2022 NZST
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Orakawa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Orakawa sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 26 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.0 max: 17.9 min: 15.0 °C)
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Orakawa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Orakawa sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 26 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.0 max: 17.9 min: 15.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Orakawa (light winds from the S at Bowentown 8 km from Orakawa).

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Actual: 57 min ago

Light
6 km/h
S
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Orakawa this week:

The surf forecast for Orakawa over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 27) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.2m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Orakawa in the next 12 days are 4.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 30) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (May 31) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Fri 27th May)4ft (1.2m) 7s
Best Surf 3PM (Mon 30th May)8ft (2.5m) 10s
Most Powerful 3AM (Mon 30th May)13ft (4.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Orakawa 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
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
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0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.2
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.1
NE
2
NE
3.5
NE
3
NE
2.5
NE
2.2
NE
1.8
NE
1.4
NE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
1.8
N
1.5
NE
1.1
NE
0.9
NE
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
1
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
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5
SSE
15
E
15
SE
10
SE
5
E
5
SE
5
SE
10
ENE
15
ENE
25
ENE
35
NE
35
NE
30
NNE
15
NE
10
SW
15
W
0
WNW
25
N
15
WNW
20
NW
10
NW
15
N
25
N
30
W
45
WSW
45
WSW
30
W
15
W
15
WNW
10
WNW
5
W
5
W
5
WSW
0
ESE
5
E
5
N
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glassglassoncross
3:49PM
1.60
4:06AM
1.68
4:43PM
1.62
4:56AM
1.66
5:32PM
1.64
5:43AM
1.65
6:18PM
1.67
6:28AM
1.64
7:01PM
1.70
7:10AM
1.64
7:43PM
1.71
7:53AM
1.63
8:24PM
1.72
8:35AM
1.62
9:06PM
1.71
9:17AM
1.59
9:47PM
1.69
9:59AM
1.56
10:30PM
1.66
10:42AM
1.52
11:12PM
1.64
11:26AM
1.48
11:55PM
1.61
9:35AM
0.27
9:54PM
0.37
10:27AM
0.26
10:48PM
0.38
11:15AM
0.25
11:38PM
0.38
12:00PM
0.24
12:24AM
0.37
12:42PM
0.23
1:09AM
0.36
1:24PM
0.22
1:51AM
0.35
2:05PM
0.23
2:34AM
0.35
2:46PM
0.24
3:16AM
0.36
3:27PM
0.27
3:59AM
0.39
4:09PM
0.30
4:42AM
0.41
4:51PM
0.34
5:26AM
0.44
5:33PM
0.38

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 Orakawa blow from the WSW

Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 84mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sun night, calm by Tue afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Wed night, strong winds from the WSW by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Orakawa Surf forecast

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

Orakawa is 39 km (24 miles) from Tauranga. If you plan a holiday in The Coromandel, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tauranga. Tauranga has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.