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Sandy Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 21 May 2022 NZST
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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 19.5 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.5 min: 15.7 °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 19.5 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.5 min: 15.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Sandy Bay (light winds from the W at Tutukaka Harbour Automatic Weather Station 11 km from Sandy Bay).

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Actual: 29 min ago

Light
15 km/h
W
Offshore
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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 Friday (May 27) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 13s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sandy Bay in the next 12 days are 3.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 28) at 3PM. 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 Sunday (May 22) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Fri 27th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 7s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 28th May)10ft (3.0m) 8s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sat 28th May)11ft (3.5m) 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
Sat
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thu
02
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
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0.2
N
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
SE
0.6
E
2.5
NE
3.5
NE
3.5
NE
3.5
NE
3
NE
2.3
NE
1.7
NE
1.4
NE
1.2
NE
1.1
NE
1.2
ENE
1.1
NE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
ENE
1.1
N
0.9
NNW
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915181616151514141515141414981182775419072254213216108344492752011541971661209062177115
25
WSW
20
W
15
W
20
WSW
15
W
15
WSW
15
SW
15
WSW
10
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
20
SW
15
SW
5
SSW
10
SSE
10
SW
10
SW
5
E
5
NE
25
NNE
30
NNE
40
NE
45
NE
35
NE
20
NNW
20
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
10
NW
20
NW
30
NW
25
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
30
WNW
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off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
12:02AM
2.46
12:20PM
2.25
1:00AM
2.38
1:18PM
2.17
1:58AM
2.31
2:18PM
2.12
2:55AM
2.27
3:21PM
2.09
3:50AM
2.24
4:21PM
2.11
4:42AM
2.22
5:16PM
2.15
5:32AM
2.22
6:06PM
2.20
6:19AM
2.21
6:52PM
2.24
7:05AM
2.20
7:35PM
2.26
7:47AM
2.18
8:16PM
2.26
8:26AM
2.15
8:54PM
2.24
9:04AM
2.12
5:25PM
0.24
6:06AM
0.37
6:21PM
0.34
7:02AM
0.41
7:20PM
0.43
7:58AM
0.44
8:19PM
0.49
8:55AM
0.45
9:18PM
0.53
9:49AM
0.43
10:16PM
0.55
10:42AM
0.41
11:10PM
0.54
11:31AM
0.38
11:59PM
0.53
12:17PM
0.36
12:44AM
0.52
1:00PM
0.36
1:26AM
0.53
1:40PM
0.38
2:07AM
0.55
2:19PM
0.40
2:47AM
0.58

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

Sat
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thu
02
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 26mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun night, min 15°C on Fri afternoon). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the NE by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue night. Warm (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the NW by Tue night).

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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.