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Waiapu River Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 22 Apr 2021 NZST
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Waiapu River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waiapu River sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 19.8 min: 16.9 °C)
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Waiapu River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waiapu River sea temperature is 18.2 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 19.8 min: 16.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Calm condsitions have become offshore at Te Araroa (light winds from the SW at Hicks Bay 11 km from Te Araroa).

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30 km away, 40 min ago

Light
13 km/h
SW
12.3
18.2
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waiapu River this week:

The surf forecast for Waiapu River over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 23) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 8s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waiapu River in the next 12 days are 1.4m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Apr 28) at 3PM. 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 Saturday (Apr 24) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Fri 23rd Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 8s
Best Surf 9AM (Wed 28th Apr)4.5ft (1.3m) 8s
Most Powerful 3PM (Wed 28th Apr)4.5ft (1.4m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waiapu River over the next 12 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
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
1.1
NE
0.8
SSE
0.8
NE
0.7
SSE
0.8
NE
0.5
SE
0.6
NE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.9
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.4
SSE
0.7
ENE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SE
0.9
E
1.7
E
2
E
1.7
ENE
2.2
E
1.6
E
1
ESE
1.6
E
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126901511029186825454444749555453502042261458685517967303910011970258429256551240125200
10
NW
10
NNW
20
NNW
10
NW
10
WNW
5
ESE
5
NW
5
W
10
ENE
5
W
5
WNW
10
NW
15
WNW
10
SSW
30
S
20
SSW
10
S
10
E
15
NNW
5
WNW
10
SSE
10
SW
15
SSW
25
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
30
SSE
20
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
5
SW
5
NW
20
N
10
W
5
W
10
N
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on
glassglassoffoffcrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
2:11AM
1.48
2:38PM
1.39
3:06AM
1.53
3:36PM
1.46
4:02AM
1.59
4:34PM
1.55
4:57AM
1.66
5:30PM
1.65
5:52AM
1.72
6:25PM
1.74
6:47AM
1.77
7:20PM
1.81
7:41AM
1.79
8:14PM
1.85
8:35AM
1.78
9:07PM
1.85
9:30AM
1.75
10:02PM
1.82
10:25AM
1.69
10:57PM
1.77
11:21AM
1.61
11:53PM
1.69
12:19PM
1.54
8:30AM
0.33
8:47PM
0.30
9:26AM
0.26
9:45PM
0.24
10:21AM
0.17
10:42PM
0.18
11:16AM
0.08
11:40PM
0.11
12:10PM
-0.01
12:36AM
0.04
1:03PM
-0.07
1:31AM
-0.00
1:56PM
-0.10
2:26AM
-0.02
2:49PM
-0.09
3:22AM
-0.01
3:42PM
-0.06
4:17AM
0.03
4:37PM
0.01
5:13AM
0.09
5:33PM
0.09
6:11AM
0.16

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 Waiapu River blow from the NW

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tue
04
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-6:39--6:39--6:39--6:41--6:41--6:43--6:43--6:45--6:46--6:47--6:48--6:48-
--5:29--5:28--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 12°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the S by Tue afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waiapu River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waiapu River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waiapu River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waiapu River 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 (Waiapu River) 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 Waiapu River 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 Waiapu River, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in East Cape, consider staying in Gisborne which is 108 km (67 miles) away.