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Sandy Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Tuesday 07 Feb 2023 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 22.4 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 23.1 min: 19.6 °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 22.4 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 23.1 min: 19.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Sandy Bay (light winds from the S at Tutukaka Harbour Automatic Weather Station 11 km from Sandy Bay).

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Actual: 58 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
S
Cross-Off
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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 Tuesday (Feb 07) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sandy Bay in the next 12 days are 6.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 5s period and expected on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Tue 7th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 10s
Best Surf10AM (Tue 14th Feb)13ft (4.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 14th Feb)21ft (6.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sandy Bay 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)
1111111110000000000001154333222222202
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
2
E
3
E
3
E
4
ENE
4.5
ENE
5.5
ENE
5
E
5
E
5.5
E
4
ESE
2.5
E
1.7
ESE
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
Period(s) (?)111010109898988878891011111112121111121111101010101013121212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)837574705575807558413940411985119823144013752660955800734945871822698383311227174177167127123101118114108
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSW
10
NNE
10
SW
15
SW
5
W
15
WSW
15
SW
20
SSW
15
SW
10
SSW
20
ESE
30
ENE
40
E
40
E
40
E
35
E
45
ESE
50
ESE
45
E
40
ESE
40
SE
30
SSW
20
S
20
SW
20
SW
20
SW
15
SW
10
WNW
20
NW
15
WNW
15
NW
15
WNW
10
W
15
SW
15
NNE
10
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
on
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
onononononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:46PM
2.13
10:08AM
2.24
10:21PM
2.14
10:41AM
2.25
10:58PM
2.13
11:16AM
2.23
11:35PM
2.11
11:52AM
2.21
12:14AM
2.09
12:31PM
2.17
12:56AM
2.06
1:13PM
2.14
1:43AM
2.04
1:59PM
2.11
2:37AM
2.05
2:53PM
2.10
3:40AM
2.08
3:54PM
2.11
4:48AM
2.15
5:04PM
2.15
5:58AM
2.27
6:17PM
2.23
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:29PM
0.59
3:35AM
0.45
4:07PM
0.53
4:12AM
0.43
4:45PM
0.49
4:50AM
0.44
5:24PM
0.47
5:30AM
0.46
6:03PM
0.47
6:12AM
0.51
6:44PM
0.48
6:57AM
0.57
7:29PM
0.50
7:47AM
0.62
8:19PM
0.52
8:45AM
0.66
9:17PM
0.53
9:51AM
0.66
10:21PM
0.51
11:00AM
0.62
11:28PM
0.46
12:07PM
0.53
12:33AM
0.36

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

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)
-----------51381013228181811-------35----
Temp. °C222118222318212117202019201919181819202020222219242419222419192219212119
Low °C192116202217192015182019191918171719192019182218212218202318192118192016
Feels °C (?)212117202217171815171817141313131112161516192017222218212218182019201818
Sunrise6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48--6:50--6:50--6:52--6:54--6:54--6:56--6:56--
Sunset-8:25--8:24--8:23--8:22--8:22--8:21--8:20--8:19--8:16--8:15--8:15--8:14-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 62mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSW on Fri morning, strong winds from the E by Sun afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 46mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 18°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the E on Mon morning, light winds from the WNW by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the NNW by Sun 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.