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Sponge bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Sponge bay Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 14 Apr 2021 NZST
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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 18.5 °C (Statistics for 14 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.6 min: 16.6 °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 18.5 °C (Statistics for 14 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.6 min: 16.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Sponge bay (calm at Gisborne West 8 km from Sponge bay).

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Actual: 48 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
N
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Sponge bay this week:

The surf forecast for Sponge bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 15) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 4s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 5s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Sponge bay in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Apr 21) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Thu 15th Apr)2ft (0.6m) 9s
Best Surf 3AM (Sun 18th Apr)5ft (1.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 6PM (Sat 17th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Sponge 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
Wed
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Mon
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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0.7
E
0.7
ESE
0.6
E
0.6
S
0.3
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
S
1.9
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.1
SE
0.9
SE
0.7
SE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
1.1
S
1.9
SSW
1.8
S
1.9
S
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
1
SE
0.9
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
4.5
SSW
5.5
S
4.5
SSE
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10
ESE
15
SSW
15
NW
10
SSE
20
WNW
15
NW
10
NE
20
WNW
30
SW
40
SSW
15
WSW
5
NW
20
ENE
20
NW
10
WNW
15
E
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
N
15
NNE
15
NNW
10
NNW
40
SW
25
SW
25
SSW
15
WSW
10
WNW
15
E
10
NNW
10
N
15
NNE
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
ENE
10
N
15
WNW
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
7:51PM
1.89
8:04AM
1.84
8:29PM
1.87
8:43AM
1.81
9:08PM
1.84
9:28AM
1.77
9:51PM
1.82
10:16AM
1.73
10:37PM
1.79
11:03AM
1.70
11:25PM
1.78
11:50AM
1.68
12:13AM
1.77
12:38PM
1.67
1:02AM
1.79
1:30PM
1.68
1:54AM
1.82
2:28PM
1.73
2:49AM
1.87
3:27PM
1.82
3:48AM
1.94
4:22PM
1.92
4:43AM
2.03
1:59AM
0.58
2:19PM
0.51
2:39AM
0.60
2:58PM
0.54
3:21AM
0.62
3:42PM
0.59
4:07AM
0.64
4:30PM
0.65
4:55AM
0.67
5:19PM
0.69
5:45AM
0.70
6:08PM
0.72
6:36AM
0.71
6:56PM
0.72
7:29AM
0.71
7:47PM
0.69
8:22AM
0.67
8:41PM
0.64
9:15AM
0.61
9:37PM
0.56
10:09AM
0.52
10:31PM
0.47
11:02AM
0.42

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

Wed
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Mon
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
light rain
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--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:43
5:42--5:39--5:38--5:37--5:36--5:35--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 21°C on Fri afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the SW by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SSW on Sat afternoon, calm by Mon morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 22°C on Wed morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Wed night, light winds from the SE by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Sponge bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia? If you are looking for accommodation near Sponge bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Gisborne and Mahia, consider staying in Gisborne which is 8 km (5 miles) away.