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Pataua Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Thursday 09 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Pataua surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pataua sea temperature is 22.3 °C (Statistics for 09 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.1 max: 23.0 min: 19.5 °C)
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Pataua surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Pataua sea temperature is 22.3 °C (Statistics for 09 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.1 max: 23.0 min: 19.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Pataua (moderate winds from the SW at Tutukaka Harbour Automatic Weather Station 11 km from Pataua).

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Actual: 29 min ago

Moderate
22 km/h
SW
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Pataua this week:

The surf forecast for Pataua over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 09) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Pataua in the next 12 days are 6.5m 11s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Feb 13) 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 5.5m 9s period and expected on Monday (Feb 13) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Thu 9th Feb)2.5ft (0.7m) 8s
Best Surf 4PM (Tue 14th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 12s
Most Powerful 1PM (Mon 13th Feb)21ft (6.5m) 11s

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

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Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
111000000000000020112121111232012222
Swell
Height Map
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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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
E
1
E
1.4
E
2.1
E
2.5
E
5
ENE
6
ENE
5.5
E
6
ESE
6
ESE
4.5
E
1.9
E
1.4
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.5
NE
0.8
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
Period(s) (?)98988466891111111112121212121212111010101013121212121111111111
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)807559403536148355773367081927488816589635132104555526622017417714910092898783175233220213205154151149110
Wind
(km/h)
15
SW
20
SW
10
WSW
10
SSW
15
ESE
15
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
35
E
45
E
50
E
50
E
55
ESE
60
ESE
45
NE
40
NNW
35
WNW
40
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
15
WNW
20
WSW
25
SW
15
SW
15
SSW
10
SSW
10
W
15
SW
15
SSW
10
ESE
20
E
15
E
5
ENE
5
SE
10
E
10
SW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:45AM
1.99
11:00PM
1.83
11:20AM
1.97
11:39PM
1.82
11:56AM
1.94
12:19AM
1.80
12:34PM
1.90
1:03AM
1.79
1:17PM
1.86
1:52AM
1.78
2:06PM
1.82
2:48AM
1.78
3:02PM
1.80
3:50AM
1.81
4:06PM
1.80
4:56AM
1.87
5:13PM
1.84
6:00AM
1.96
6:18PM
1.91
7:01AM
2.08
7:19PM
1.99
7:57AM
2.20
8:16PM
2.08
Low Tide
/ height (m)
5:01PM
0.33
5:09AM
0.30
5:39PM
0.32
5:47AM
0.34
6:16PM
0.32
6:27AM
0.39
6:56PM
0.33
7:11AM
0.45
7:41PM
0.34
8:00AM
0.49
8:31PM
0.35
8:57AM
0.52
9:28PM
0.34
10:01AM
0.52
10:31PM
0.31
11:09AM
0.47
11:36PM
0.25
12:16PM
0.39
12:39AM
0.16
1:18PM
0.27
1:37AM
0.06
2:16PM
0.15
2:32AM
-0.01

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 Pataua blow from the SW

Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
Sunday
19
Monday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Summarysome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudslight rainlight rainmod. rainheavy rainheavy rainheavy rainheavy rainheavy rainmod. rainlight rainlight rainrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
------24923391748786421------------------
Temp. °C212217202020202020181820202322212019232218222218222419242521212020202219
Low °C192016181919201917181719202120202019212016202017202218212320202018192118
Feels °C (?)181914181818171616111012131716171613201917181816202219232322191920202420
Sunrise6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58--
Sunset-8:23--8:22--8:22--8:21--8:20--8:19--8:16--8:15--8:15--8:14--8:13--8:12-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm (max 22°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu night, strong winds from the E by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 218mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Mon afternoon, min 17°C on Sun afternoon). Winds decreasing (gales from the NNE on Mon night, fresh winds from the WSW by Tue night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Fri afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Wed morning, light winds from the W by Fri night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 25°C on Sat afternoon, min 18°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Pataua Surf forecast

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

Pataua is 18 km (11 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.