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Tawharanui Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 11 Aug 2022 NZST
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Tawharanui surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tawharanui sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 16.0 min: 13.7 °C)
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Tawharanui surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tawharanui sea temperature is 14.8 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 16.0 min: 13.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Tawharanui have swung cross-off (light winds from the S at Tiritiri Light Automatic Weather Station 26 km from Tawharanui).

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26 km away, 1 h 5 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
S
7.2
14.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tawharanui this week:

The surf forecast for Tawharanui over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Aug 12) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tawharanui in the next 12 days are 6.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Aug 19) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 4s period and expected on Friday (Aug 12) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Fri 12th Aug)2.5ft (0.8m) 10s
Best Surf 3PM (Thu 18th Aug)16ft (5.0m) 12s
Most Powerful12AM (Fri 19th Aug)20ft (6.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tawharanui over the next 12 days.

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Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tue
23
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
300011221110000000001111111111115511111143344
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
E
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
ENE
1.7
NNE
1.8
NNE
2.2
NNE
3
NNE
3.5
NNE
4
NNE
4.5
NNE
5
NNE
6
NNE
5
NNE
4.5
NNE
4
NNE
3.5
NNE
3
NNE
2.5
NE
3.5
NE
3.5
NE
4
NE
2
ENE
1.9
ENE
1.7
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.5
ENE
Period(s) (?)1010101015141313131212121167899101112141313121212111010111213131212
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)240868671847717817311973464623213336615137418352899448969861202685507602479532832502176420782500312211631188922699655
Wind
(km/h)
20
SSE
25
SSW
35
SSW
25
SSW
15
SSW
20
SW
10
SW
0
SW
10
N
5
WNW
10
NE
20
NNE
30
NNE
40
NNE
45
NNE
45
N
45
NNE
45
NNE
55
NE
30
N
10
NNW
5
W
10
SW
5
SE
10
SW
15
WSW
15
W
15
W
20
NW
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
30
WSW
25
W
15
W
20
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglasscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
offglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
6:45AM
2.59
7:18PM
2.78
7:39AM
2.66
8:09PM
2.84
8:31AM
2.71
8:59PM
2.85
9:21AM
2.71
9:48PM
2.83
10:10AM
2.68
10:35PM
2.76
10:58AM
2.63
11:21PM
2.67
11:45AM
2.54
12:07AM
2.55
12:31PM
2.44
12:55AM
2.42
1:20PM
2.32
1:45AM
2.30
2:14PM
2.23
2:39AM
2.21
3:17PM
2.17
3:38AM
2.15
4:20PM
2.18
Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:49AM
0.51
1:13PM
0.37
1:44AM
0.42
2:05PM
0.30
2:35AM
0.36
2:54PM
0.28
3:24AM
0.34
3:40PM
0.32
4:11AM
0.37
4:25PM
0.41
4:57AM
0.42
5:12PM
0.54
5:43AM
0.50
6:02PM
0.67
6:30AM
0.60
6:55PM
0.80
7:18AM
0.71
7:50PM
0.90
8:08AM
0.82
8:45PM
0.96
9:00AM
0.90
9:41PM
1.01
9:55AM
0.95

Note: the tide data above is for Mansion House Bay, New Zealand which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tawharanui.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tawharanui blow from the SW

Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tue
23
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C111111111313121112121415161616161717181715141516151617141513121414131616
Low °C8811101112111012121314151616161616161715141415131416111313121314131314
Feels °C (?)74251089991010111099910101013141414161514141210648891312
Sunrise-7:07--7:05--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:01--7:00--6:58--6:58--6:56--6:54--6:54-
Sunset--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:47--5:49--5:50--5:50--5:51--5:52--5:52

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sun morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, strong winds from the NNE by Wed afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed night, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (gales from the NNE on Wed night, calm by Fri afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Tawharanui Surf forecast

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

Tawharanui is 48 km (30 miles) from the city of Northshore. If you plan a holiday in Northland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Northshore. Northshore has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.