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Tracks ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Tracks Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Tuesday 02 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Tracks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tracks sea temperature is 19.4 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.5 min: 17.6 °C)
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Tracks surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tracks sea temperature is 19.4 °C (Statistics for 02 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.3 max: 20.5 min: 17.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Tracks have swung cross-off (light winds from the NW at Mahia Radar AWS 12 km from Tracks). no significant swell

    Tracks
  2. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Blacks Reef (light winds from the NW at Mahia Radar AWS 14 km from Blacks Reef). no significant swell

    Blacks Reef
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Actual: 30 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tracks this week:

The surf forecast for Tracks over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tracks in the next 7 days are 3.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.5m 6s period and expected on Monday (Mar 08) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Wed 3rd Mar)6ft (1.8m) 10s
Best Surf 4AM (Tue 9th Mar)10ft (3.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 7PM (Mon 8th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tracks 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
Tue
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
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2
E
1.8
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.6
ESE
0.5
E
0.4
ESE
0.9
NE
0.6
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.2
SSW
2.3
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
S
1.6
S
1.4
S
1.3
SSE
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25
NE
10
NNW
5
N
15
NE
15
WNW
10
N
5
NNE
15
WSW
20
WNW
15
ENE
15
NNW
15
N
20
N
15
NNW
15
NW
15
SSW
10
WSW
35
SW
30
SW
20
SW
0
WSW
20
ENE
10
WNW
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
9:23PM
1.74
9:45AM
1.82
10:13PM
1.79
10:38AM
1.81
11:05PM
1.82
11:33AM
1.79
11:59PM
1.82
12:29PM
1.76
12:58AM
1.80
1:26PM
1.72
1:59AM
1.77
2:24PM
1.67
2:58AM
1.75
3:22PM
1.62
3:31AM
0.05
4:03PM
0.06
4:26AM
0.06
4:55PM
0.07
5:22AM
0.09
5:49PM
0.10
6:20AM
0.12
6:45PM
0.14
7:18AM
0.16
7:41PM
0.18
8:18AM
0.19
8:38PM
0.21
9:16AM
0.21
9:36PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tracks blow from the W

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Saturday
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Monday
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Tuesday
09
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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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7:47--7:45--7:45--7:43--7:42--7:39--7:38--7:37-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Wed morning, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat night. Warm air temperatures (max 24°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Mon morning, calm by Tue morning).

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Information about the Tracks Surf forecast

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

Tracks is 48 km (30 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.