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Tapuaetahi ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Tapuaetahi Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Tapuaetahi surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tapuaetahi sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 22.3 min: 19.3 °C)
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Tapuaetahi surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tapuaetahi sea temperature is 20.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 21.0 max: 22.3 min: 19.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Tauranga Bay have swung cross-off (moderate winds from the SSE at Kaeo Radar AWS 9 km from Tauranga Bay). 1.5m 9 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.5m 12 s period swell from N

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6 km/h
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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tapuaetahi this week:

The surf forecast for Tapuaetahi over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tapuaetahi in the next 7 days are 1.9m 13s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Thursday (Mar 04) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Fri 26th Feb)4.5ft (1.4m) 9s
Best Surf10PM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 13s
Most Powerful 7PM (Sat 27th Feb)6ft (1.9m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tapuaetahi over the next 7 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
Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
13313333433312212201000
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.18.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.8
E
1.9
E
1.9
E
1.8
E
1.8
E
1.6
E
1.5
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.8
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
N
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288281304332348361113811271109980933690566476466323257264238141855931
15
E
10
ESE
20
ESE
20
E
15
ESE
10
SE
15
ENE
5
E
10
NE
15
NE
15
ENE
15
ENE
15
NE
15
NNE
10
NNW
15
NW
10
SW
10
WNW
20
NW
15
NW
15
W
20
WNW
15
SW
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
6:56PM
2.16
7:33AM
2.30
7:49PM
2.24
8:22AM
2.39
8:40PM
2.32
9:09AM
2.47
9:30PM
2.40
9:56AM
2.54
10:20PM
2.46
10:42AM
2.57
11:09PM
2.50
11:30AM
2.57
11:59PM
2.51
12:19PM
2.54
12:49AM
2.48
1:15AM
0.79
1:43PM
0.86
2:04AM
0.69
2:32PM
0.75
2:50AM
0.59
3:21PM
0.64
3:36AM
0.53
4:08PM
0.56
4:23AM
0.50
4:55PM
0.51
5:12AM
0.52
5:44PM
0.50
6:03AM
0.57
6:34PM
0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Doves Bay, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tapuaetahi.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tapuaetahi blow from the S

Thu
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
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2118192017192018212119202019212116182219202115
2120202019212119222220212120212218212219222316
--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--
8:06--8:05--8:04--8:01--8:00--8:00--7:59--7:57-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tapuaetahi Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tapuaetahi provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tapuaetahi can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tapuaetahi 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 (Tapuaetahi) 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 Tapuaetahi 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 Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near Tapuaetahi, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Whangarei which is 73 km (45 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Houhora which is 91 km (57 miles) away