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Napier - The Gap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Napier - The Gap Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Napier - The Gap surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Napier - The Gap sea temperature is 19.7 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.8 min: 17.6 °C)
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Napier - The Gap surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Napier - The Gap sea temperature is 19.7 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.9 max: 20.8 min: 17.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Napier - The Gap (calm at Napier Airport 2 km from Napier - The Gap). 1.2m 7 s period swell from E

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Calm
4 km/h
SSW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Napier - The Gap this week:

The surf forecast for Napier - The Gap over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 7s period. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Napier - The Gap in the next 7 days are 1.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Feb 27) at 10PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 8s period and expected on Friday (Feb 26) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Thu 25th Feb)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Best Surf10PM (Sat 27th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 12s
Most Powerful10PM (Sat 27th Feb)5ft (1.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Napier - The Gap 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
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.8
E
1
ENE
1
ENE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.8
E
1.2
E
1.3
ESE
1.5
E
1.3
ESE
1.2
ESE
1.1
ESE
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.6
ENE
1.1
E
1.3
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
ESE
1.1
E
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
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0
SE
10
E
5
ENE
0
SSE
15
E
5
WNW
0
E
20
E
5
N
0
ESE
20
ENE
10
NE
5
NE
20
E
10
N
5
NE
20
ENE
10
NNW
10
N
15
N
10
NW
10
WSW
0
W
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
onglasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassoncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
glass
4:57PM
1.47
5:20AM
1.59
5:49PM
1.49
6:12AM
1.63
6:41PM
1.53
7:05AM
1.68
7:35PM
1.59
7:57AM
1.74
8:27PM
1.65
8:48AM
1.77
9:18PM
1.72
9:40AM
1.80
10:08PM
1.77
10:33AM
1.79
10:49AM
0.34
11:09PM
0.29
11:40AM
0.27
12:01AM
0.21
12:33PM
0.20
12:51AM
0.13
1:25PM
0.13
1:41AM
0.07
2:17PM
0.08
2:32AM
0.04
3:08PM
0.05
3:26AM
0.03
3:58PM
0.04
4:21AM
0.04

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

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
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6:50--6:50--6:52--6:52--6:54--6:56--6:56--6:58-
-7:59--7:58--7:55--7:54--7:53--7:52--7:51--7:49

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 25°C on Wed afternoon, min 15°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Napier - The Gap Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Napier - The Gap provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Napier - The Gap can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Napier - The Gap 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 (Napier - The Gap) 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 Napier - The Gap 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.

Napier - The Gap is 11 km (7 miles) from the city of Napier. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Napier. Napier has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.