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Sandy Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Saturday 29 Jan 2022 NZDT
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Sandy Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sandy Bay sea temperature is 22.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.6 max: 22.4 min: 19.2 °C)
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Sandy Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sandy Bay sea temperature is 22.2 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.6 max: 22.4 min: 19.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Sandy Bay (fresh winds from the E at Tutukaka Harbour Automatic Weather Station 11 km from Sandy Bay).

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Actual: 39 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
E
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sandy Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Sandy Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Jan 29) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sandy Bay in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 03) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Sat 29th Jan)5ft (1.5m) 8s
Best Surf10AM (Sat 5th Feb)7ft (2.2m) 11s
Most Powerful 1PM (Thu 3rd Feb)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sandy Bay 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
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
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ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.2
ENE
1.1
NE
1.2
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.8
NE
2.4
NE
2.3
NE
3
NE
2.5
NE
3
NE
3
NE
3
NE
3
NE
2.1
ENE
2.2
NE
1.7
ENE
1.6
ENE
2.2
NE
1.7
E
1.9
NE
2.2
N
3
NE
2.5
NNE
1.2
NE
1.4
NNE
1.2
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
1
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.8
NE
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25
E
25
E
15
E
15
E
15
E
10
ENE
20
E
25
ENE
30
ENE
35
ENE
30
ENE
35
NE
35
NE
30
NE
30
NNE
30
NNE
30
NNE
25
NNE
20
NE
15
NE
15
NNE
20
NNE
20
NNE
15
NNE
10
NNE
10
ENE
20
NE
40
E
30
ENE
20
NNE
15
N
15
NNW
15
N
20
NNE
15
NNW
15
NNW
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cross-
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5:11PM
2.23
6:03AM
2.31
6:20PM
2.28
7:07AM
2.42
7:26PM
2.35
8:07AM
2.52
8:26PM
2.42
9:03AM
2.59
9:21PM
2.46
9:55AM
2.63
10:13PM
2.47
10:43AM
2.61
11:01PM
2.43
11:29AM
2.55
11:47PM
2.36
12:13PM
2.46
12:31AM
2.28
12:56PM
2.35
1:16AM
2.18
1:40PM
2.22
2:03AM
2.08
2:25PM
2.11
2:56AM
2.00
11:02AM
0.56
11:31PM
0.39
12:08PM
0.51
12:35AM
0.34
1:11PM
0.44
1:35AM
0.28
2:09PM
0.38
2:30AM
0.23
3:03PM
0.33
3:21AM
0.21
3:54PM
0.30
4:09AM
0.23
4:41PM
0.29
4:54AM
0.29
5:26PM
0.31
5:38AM
0.37
6:09PM
0.36
6:23AM
0.47
6:52PM
0.42
7:08AM
0.57
7:36PM
0.49
7:56AM
0.67
8:23PM
0.57

Note: the tide data above is for Tutukaka Harbour, New Zealand which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sandy Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sandy Bay blow from the WSW

Saturday
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 21°C on Mon night, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ENE on Sun night, fresh winds from the ENE by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm (max 22°C on Wed night, min 20°C on Tue morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sun night. Warm (max 23°C on Sun morning, min 20°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNE on Sun morning, strong winds from the E by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 194mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Warm (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 21°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Mon morning, calm by Thu morning).

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Information about the Sandy Bay Surf forecast

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

Sandy Bay is 25 km (16 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.