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Waihau Bay Surf Forecast / East Cape / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 NZST
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Waihau Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waihau Bay sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.9 min: 15.8 °C)
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Waihau Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waihau Bay sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.9 min: 15.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Waihau Bay (strong winds from the NW at Hicks Bay 33 km from Waihau Bay).

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33 km away, 1 h 23 min ago

Strong
41 km/h
NW
19.6
18.3
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Waihau Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Waihau Bay at 1PM is: 1.3m 5s primary swell from a North-northwest direction and 0.1m 11s secondary swell from a North direction, 0.1m 8s secondary swell from a Northeast direction (forecast issued at 11:00am May 11). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)3.5ft (1.0m)5s
Afternoon (11 May)4.5ft (1.4m)6s
Evening (11 May)5ft (1.5m)6s

Table - waves today at Waihau Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
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NNW
1.3
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.5
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.8
NW
1.7
NW
1.5
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.7
NW
0.6
NNW
0.4
NNW
0.4
NNE
0.2
NNW
1.5
E
1.5
E
1.8
E
1.9
ENE
1.3
NE
1.1
E
1
E
1.1
E
1
E
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
2.4
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.3
NNW
2
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.8
NW
1.6
NNW
1.4
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.9
NW
1.9
NW
1.8
NW
1.5
NNW
0.9
ENE
1.6
NW
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
1.7
NW
1.7
NW
1.8
NW
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NW
25
NW
25
NW
25
NW
25
NW
25
NW
25
NW
15
WNW
10
W
10
W
5
E
15
SSE
10
SE
20
SE
25
SE
25
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
25
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
20
ESE
15
ESE
5
NE
10
NE
15
NE
25
NNE
30
WNW
20
W
25
W
30
W
30
W
30
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
15
W
20
WNW
20
NW
25
NW
25
NW
20
NW
20
NW
30
NW
35
W
35
W
30
W
25
WSW
20
WSW
20
W
20
W
15
W
20
WNW
15
WNW
10
W
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on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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6:16AM
1.58
6:46PM
1.61
6:57AM
1.59
7:27PM
1.64
7:38AM
1.59
8:07PM
1.66
8:19AM
1.59
8:48PM
1.66
8:59AM
1.56
9:28PM
1.65
9:39AM
1.53
10:08PM
1.62
10:20AM
1.50
10:50PM
1.60
11:03AM
1.47
12:30PM
0.26
12:53AM
0.35
1:10PM
0.23
1:35AM
0.33
1:50PM
0.23
2:16AM
0.33
2:30PM
0.23
2:57AM
0.33
3:09PM
0.25
3:38AM
0.35
3:49PM
0.28
4:20AM
0.38
4:30PM
0.31
5:02AM
0.41
5:12PM
0.34

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

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
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