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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 01 Mar 2021 NZDT
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The Box surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Box sea temperature is 20.4 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 21.6 min: 19.3 °C)
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The Box surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's The Box sea temperature is 20.4 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 20.8 max: 21.6 min: 19.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (light winds from the E at Kaitaia Hospital AWS 21 km from The Box). Surf should be turning clean at The Box. 1.6m swell from SW too big with an additional 1.4m 12 s period swell from WSW

    The Box
  2. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Tauranga Bay (light winds from the N at Kaeo Radar AWS 9 km from Tauranga Bay). 1.8m 12 s period swell from E

    Tauranga Bay
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Light
9 km/h
E
17.6
20.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for The Box this week:

The surf forecast for The Box over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 01) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 20s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 12s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Box in the next 7 days are 4.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 10s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Mon 1st Mar)5.5ft (1.7m) 20s
Best Surf 4AM (Tue 2nd Mar)8ft (2.4m) 18s
Most Powerful 4PM (Sun 7th Mar)15ft (4.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for The Box 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
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Mon
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
54440000230344000000000
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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
1.7
SW
2.1
SW
2.4
SW
2.5
SW
2.5
WSW
2
SW
1.8
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
1.9
SW
2.4
WSW
3
WSW
3
SW
4
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
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15
NNE
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
25
NW
20
NW
25
NW
25
NW
20
NNW
20
WNW
20
WSW
15
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
20
NW
35
WNW
30
WSW
30
SW
30
SW
30
SW
20
SW
20
SSW
20
SSW
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
11:54AM
3.88
12:15AM
3.73
12:34PM
3.85
12:57AM
3.67
1:17PM
3.71
1:42AM
3.54
2:04PM
3.50
2:31AM
3.35
2:59PM
3.25
3:30AM
3.14
4:07PM
3.02
4:47AM
2.97
5:32PM
2.89
6:18AM
2.95
6:10PM
0.12
6:26AM
0.16
6:54PM
0.16
7:10AM
0.28
7:39PM
0.30
7:58AM
0.48
8:26PM
0.51
8:51AM
0.73
9:19PM
0.76
9:53AM
0.97
10:22PM
0.99
11:09AM
1.14
11:45PM
1.13
12:36PM
1.16

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

Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Mon
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:20-
-8:05--8:04--8:01--8:00--8:00--7:58--7:57--7:55

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Mon morning, min 18°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Mon night, fresh winds from the NNW by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Fri morning, fresh winds from the WNW by Sat morning).

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Information about the The Box Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for The Box provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at The Box can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our The Box 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 (The Box) 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 The Box 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 The Box, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 45 km (28 miles) away.