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Sponge bay Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Monday 06 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Sponge bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sponge bay sea temperature is 19.6 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.1 °C)
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Sponge bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Sponge bay sea temperature is 19.6 °C (Statistics for 06 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.6 max: 21.1 min: 18.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Sponge bay (fresh winds from the NW at Gisborne Airport 9 km from Sponge bay).

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1 h 8 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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How big are the waves at Sponge bay today?

The current surf forecast for Sponge bay at 3PM is: 0.6m 8s primary swell from a East direction and 0.1m 14s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 12:00pm February 06). An open ocean swell of 0.6m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be offshore.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (06 Feb)2.5ft (0.7m)9s
Afternoon (06 Feb)2ft (0.6m)8s
Evening (06 Feb)1.5ft (0.5m)8s

Table - waves today at Sponge bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.2
S
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
1
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.6
E
1.1
E
1.4
E
1.4
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
1.6
E
2.1
E
1.7
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
Period(s) (?)9888888888888178888888996668998866777777776677766667788888888
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)525049333346323130294229422342412828282931384181815935373735222288176194210269264267236229123119168168145141158158116274330399294283283504328388396
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
15
NNE
15
N
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
10
NW
10
WNW
5
WNW
15
SE
15
ESE
5
E
10
WNW
15
WNW
10
WNW
5
W
10
SSE
15
SE
15
E
15
NE
10
NNE
5
NNE
0
ESE
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSW
10
SSE
15
ESE
20
E
20
E
20
E
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
25
ENE
25
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
30
ENE
35
E
40
E
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross
High Tide
/ height (m)
7:45AM
1.75
8:00PM
1.72
8:25AM
1.80
8:42PM
1.77
9:03AM
1.86
9:22PM
1.81
9:41AM
1.90
10:02PM
1.84
10:21AM
1.93
10:41PM
1.85
11:01AM
1.94
11:21PM
1.85
11:40AM
1.92
12:02AM
1.84
12:20PM
1.89
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:01PM
0.78
2:04AM
0.67
2:43PM
0.74
2:46AM
0.64
3:22PM
0.68
3:26AM
0.60
4:00PM
0.64
4:07AM
0.58
4:39PM
0.60
4:46AM
0.56
5:19PM
0.57
5:26AM
0.55
5:59PM
0.56
6:07AM
0.56
6:39PM
0.54

Note: the tide data above is for Gisborne, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Sponge bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Sponge bay blow from the N

Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
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Sunset---8:17-------8:16-------8:15-------8:15-------8:14-------8:13-------8:10-------8:09

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