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Three Points Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 03 Jul 2022 NZST
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Three Points surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Three Points sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.6 min: 13.8 °C)
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Three Points surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Three Points sea temperature is 15.2 °C (Statistics for 03 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.6 min: 13.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Three Points (calm at Tolaga Bay Automatic Weather Station 11 km from Three Points).

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Actual: 28 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Three Points this week:

The surf forecast for Three Points over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jul 03) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.4m and 3s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Three Points in the next 12 days are 1.9m 18s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jul 08) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Jul 06) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Sun 3rd Jul)4ft (1.2m) 12s
Best Surf12PM (Thu 7th Jul)5.5ft (1.7m) 14s
Most Powerful12AM (Fri 8th Jul)6ft (1.9m) 18s

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

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Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
232331340213454000015543000111310323
Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
S
1
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
1
S
0.7
S
1.4
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.1
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
1.3
S
1.6
S
1.9
S
1.8
S
3
NNE
2.5
NNE
1.5
NNE
1
S
2
S
2
S
2.3
S
2.1
S
2
SSE
1.7
SSE
3
NE
1.9
ENE
1.5
N
1.7
N
1.4
N
0.7
SSE
0.4
SE
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.4
S
Period(s) (?)1212111514141417161715181514181681011121212121212119888812139910
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)3802681493624121917141156728710377408730104522491531894119446730111901084146911851036679128348129737326512946549480377
Wind
(km/h)
10
NNW
10
W
10
W
10
SW
10
S
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNW
25
N
30
SSW
30
S
10
SW
5
WNW
10
NE
10
N
25
NNE
40
NNE
35
N
35
NW
25
WNW
20
W
10
S
15
ESE
20
ENE
30
ENE
35
NE
35
N
15
NNW
15
NNW
20
NW
20
WNW
5
NW
10
NW
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
NNW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:22PM
1.47
9:39AM
1.34
10:02PM
1.46
10:22AM
1.33
10:43PM
1.45
11:05AM
1.33
11:25PM
1.45
11:51AM
1.35
12:09AM
1.45
12:40PM
1.38
12:57AM
1.46
1:32PM
1.42
1:50AM
1.48
2:27PM
1.48
2:47AM
1.51
3:24PM
1.55
3:45AM
1.54
4:23PM
1.62
4:45AM
1.58
5:22PM
1.68
5:44AM
1.62
6:20PM
1.74
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:03PM
0.27
3:37AM
0.31
3:44PM
0.29
4:19AM
0.31
4:26PM
0.31
5:01AM
0.30
5:09PM
0.32
5:43AM
0.29
5:55PM
0.32
6:28AM
0.26
6:45PM
0.31
7:17AM
0.23
7:39PM
0.29
8:09AM
0.18
8:36PM
0.25
9:05AM
0.13
9:36PM
0.20
10:02AM
0.08
10:36PM
0.14
11:00AM
0.03
11:36PM
0.09
11:58AM
-0.02
12:36AM
0.04

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

Sunday
03
Monday
04
Tuesday
05
Wednesday
06
Thursday
07
Friday
08
Saturday
09
Sunday
10
Monday
11
Tuesday
12
Wednesday
13
Thursday
14
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Rain (mm)
--------122----129--1423568--------19
Temp. °C151510131310141415151311111211131418171614121213141416161614161614151614
Low °C101191011101114141312881110121316161412121212131314151514141512131413
Chill °C (?)141581212913131313119111110101117161512111011121114151512151613141513
Sunrise7:24--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:20--
Sunset-4:57--4:57--4:58--4:59--4:59--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:00--5:01--5:02--5:02-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 15°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Fri night. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri night, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu morning, strong winds from the NNE by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Sun morning, strong winds from the NE by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very mild (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 11°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Fri morning).

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Information about the Three Points Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Three Points provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Three Points can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Three Points 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 (Three Points) 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 Three Points 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 East Cape? If you are looking for accommodation near Three Points, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Cape, consider staying in Gisborne which is 53 km (33 miles) away.