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The Box Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 18 Aug 2022 NZST
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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 15.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.1 min: 14.3 °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 15.3 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.1 min: 14.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at The Box (moderate winds from the NE at Kaitaia Hospital Automatic Weather Station 21 km from The Box).

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21 km away, 50 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
NE
17.7
15.3
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 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 18) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at The Box in the next 12 days are 2.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 25) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 7s period and expected on Thursday (Aug 18) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Thu 18th Aug)4.5ft (1.4m) 14s
Best Surf12AM (Mon 22nd Aug)4.5ft (1.4m) 14s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 25th Aug)8ft (2.5m) 16s

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

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Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.4
NW
1.5
NW
1.8
N
1.5
N
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
1.1
NNW
1.4
NW
0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.7
SW
1.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.9
SW
1.5
SW
1.3
SW
1.7
SW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.5
WSW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3
SW
3.5
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
1.8
SW
1.7
SW
1.6
SW
Period(s) (?)14146514135614151414131313121111141312131615161514141313121313131314
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)691928199124155826113334169573382110274379741013866487659100613421365383248116128464031433264336934493553195214601172999904
Wind
(km/h)
55
NNE
45
NNE
40
NE
45
NNE
35
NNE
40
NNE
25
N
25
NW
15
NW
15
NNW
20
NW
10
WNW
15
S
15
S
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
S
10
ESE
15
N
15
N
30
N
40
WNW
25
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
20
NW
20
WNW
25
W
30
W
35
SSW
45
S
40
SSE
25
SSE
35
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcrosscrosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
ononcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
1:55PM
3.05
2:10AM
2.99
2:44PM
2.87
3:05AM
2.79
3:51PM
2.73
4:18AM
2.67
5:17PM
2.71
5:38AM
2.66
6:28PM
2.80
6:44AM
2.75
7:21PM
2.95
7:38AM
2.89
8:05PM
3.12
8:22AM
3.05
8:43PM
3.28
9:00AM
3.21
9:19PM
3.42
9:36AM
3.34
9:52PM
3.54
10:10AM
3.44
10:25PM
3.61
10:42AM
3.50
10:58PM
3.64
Low Tide
/ height (m)
8:10PM
0.96
8:31AM
0.97
9:03PM
1.16
9:24AM
1.15
10:09PM
1.30
10:37AM
1.27
11:31PM
1.34
12:03PM
1.26
12:42AM
1.24
1:07PM
1.14
1:35AM
1.09
1:56PM
0.98
2:17AM
0.92
2:36PM
0.81
2:54AM
0.75
3:11PM
0.65
3:29AM
0.61
3:45PM
0.52
4:03AM
0.49
4:18PM
0.44
4:38AM
0.42
4:51PM
0.41

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

Thursday
18
Friday
19
Saturday
20
Sunday
21
Monday
22
Tuesday
23
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
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Summaryheavy rainlight rainheavy raincloudycloudymod. rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudscloudylight rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
16516--71------12-----32-1--4324-----2
Temp. °C181818181818171715161615141413131311141516161514141514151313131213131313
Low °C181817181816161614151515141311121210121516151414141414141312121211121313
Feels °C (?)1011131213121414131313141211999810121110910111211977537667
Sunrise7:05--7:03--7:03--7:01--7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54--6:52--6:52--
Sunset-5:57--5:58--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:01--6:02--6:02--6:04--6:05--6:06-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NNE on Thu morning, light winds from the NW by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Wed night. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed night, min 12°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NW on Wed night, light winds from the NW by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Sun night). Mainly strong winds.

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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 12 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.