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Tolaga Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Tuesday 07 Feb 2023 NZDT
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Tolaga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tolaga Bay sea temperature is 20.0 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.4 min: 18.3 °C)
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Tolaga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tolaga Bay sea temperature is 20.0 °C (Statistics for 07 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 20.0 max: 21.4 min: 18.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the NE at Tolaga Bay Automatic Weather Station 0 km from Tolaga Bay).

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Actual: 47 min ago

Light
9 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tolaga Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Tolaga Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 08) at 4AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tolaga Bay in the next 12 days are 7.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Feb 14) at 4PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 8s period and expected on Friday (Feb 10) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4AM (Wed 8th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 8s
Best Surf10PM (Wed 8th Feb)3ft (0.9m) 9s
Most Powerful 4PM (Tue 14th Feb)23ft (7.0m) 12s

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

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Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
100112201012112000000000111111534322221
Swell
Height Map
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.9.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
ENE
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.6
NE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
1.6
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.6
E
2.1
E
2.3
E
2.5
E
2.5
E
3
ESE
4
ENE
6
ENE
7
ENE
5.5
ENE
5
ENE
3.5
ENE
3
E
2.5
E
2.2
E
2
E
1.7
E
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
Period(s) (?)888999999877776778889111211101011111010101010999
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)634229551131131068859382162762392292064285788928501081288382151233171564793301820411412996802575443318251202198
Wind
(km/h)
0
ENE
10
ESE
10
WNW
10
S
10
ENE
0
WNW
15
SSW
15
SSE
10
SW
10
SE
15
E
15
ENE
15
E
15
E
15
E
25
E
25
E
25
E
30
E
30
E
35
E
50
E
50
ENE
30
NE
15
S
30
SW
5
WNW
15
WSW
10
ESE
10
NW
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
N
10
N
15
N
15
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononononcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:44PM
1.50
9:09AM
1.55
9:22PM
1.49
9:47AM
1.55
10:00PM
1.48
10:26AM
1.54
10:39PM
1.46
11:05AM
1.53
11:22PM
1.46
11:45AM
1.51
12:09AM
1.46
12:27PM
1.50
12:59AM
1.48
1:13PM
1.50
1:51AM
1.50
2:05PM
1.52
2:50AM
1.52
3:05PM
1.54
3:57AM
1.57
4:11PM
1.58
5:09AM
1.65
5:17PM
1.62
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:33PM
0.40
2:39AM
0.31
3:13PM
0.36
3:18AM
0.29
3:52PM
0.33
3:57AM
0.29
4:31PM
0.31
4:36AM
0.31
5:11PM
0.30
5:18AM
0.35
5:52PM
0.31
6:04AM
0.40
6:35PM
0.33
6:55AM
0.45
7:23PM
0.37
7:53AM
0.48
8:17PM
0.40
8:55AM
0.49
9:20PM
0.41
9:58AM
0.47
10:25PM
0.38
11:01AM
0.44
11:27PM
0.31

Note: the tide data above is for Tolaga Bay (Cooks Cove), New Zealand which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tolaga Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tolaga Bay blow from the WSW

Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Monday
13
Tuesday
14
Wednesday
15
Thursday
16
Friday
17
Saturday
18
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C232319212018181917181817191818191818191818182020202319222220242319222319
Low °C222217202015181816181817181817181817181817171919192116201918222117222018
Feels °C (?)222319201919161616171615161515161515151414101516202019192119232218222318
Sunrise6:24--6:26--6:26--6:28--6:28--6:30--6:31--6:33--6:33--6:35--6:35--6:37--
Sunset-8:15--8:14--8:13--8:12--8:10--8:09--8:08--8:07--8:06--8:05--8:04--8:02-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 133mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 23°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the E on Tue morning, light winds from the NW by Wed night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Warm (max 24°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tolaga Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tolaga Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Tolaga Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tolaga Bay 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 (Tolaga Bay) 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 Tolaga Bay 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 Tolaga Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Cape, consider staying in Gisborne which is 42 km (26 miles) away.