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Rarawa Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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Rarawa Beach Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 26 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Rarawa Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rarawa Beach sea temperature is 20.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.3 min: 19.6 °C)
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Rarawa Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Rarawa Beach sea temperature is 20.2 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.9 max: 22.3 min: 19.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Tauranga Bay have swung cross-off (strong winds from the SSE at Kaeo Radar AWS 9 km from Tauranga Bay). 0.9m 9 s period swell from E

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31 km away, 40 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
E
19.9
20.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Rarawa Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Rarawa Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 10PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Rarawa Beach in the next 7 days are 1.7m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 13s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 7PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10PM (Fri 26th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 9s
Best Surf 4AM (Mon 1st Mar)5ft (1.6m) 12s
Most Powerful10PM (Sat 27th Feb)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Rarawa 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
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10121333344223320000120
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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
1.2
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.7
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
1.1
WSW
0.6
E
1.2
NNW
0.5
N
0.8
N
0.8
N
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2322702643063268838838557386175114934333442772271770856963157152
20
E
25
E
20
ESE
15
ESE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
ENE
10
NE
10
ENE
5
N
10
NE
10
NE
10
NE
10
N
10
WNW
15
NW
25
NW
15
NW
25
NNW
15
NW
10
WSW
15
SSE
25
SSW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononglassonononcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
8:16PM
1.89
8:49AM
2.08
9:03PM
1.99
9:31AM
2.18
9:49PM
2.07
10:14AM
2.25
10:34PM
2.13
10:57AM
2.28
11:21PM
2.15
11:41AM
2.25
12:09AM
2.13
12:28PM
2.18
1:00AM
2.08
1:18PM
2.08
2:15PM
0.39
2:29AM
0.19
3:00PM
0.27
3:13AM
0.10
3:44PM
0.15
3:57AM
0.05
4:28PM
0.07
4:42AM
0.03
5:12PM
0.02
5:28AM
0.06
5:58PM
0.02
6:16AM
0.12
6:46PM
0.06
7:08AM
0.22

Note: the tide data above is for Great Exhibition Bay which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Rarawa Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Rarawa Beach blow from the SW

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
moderate rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
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7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18-
-8:07--8:07--8:06--8:04--8:02--8:01--8:00--7:59

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 18°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Rarawa Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Rarawa Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Rarawa Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Rarawa 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 (Rarawa 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 Rarawa 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 Rarawa Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 8 km (5 miles) away.