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Waihi Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.9
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.8

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Waihi Beach Surf Forecast / Bay of Plenty / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 07 May 2021 NZST
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Waihi Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waihi Beach sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.1 min: 16.0 °C)
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Waihi Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waihi Beach sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 07 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.1 min: 16.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Waihi Beach (moderate winds from the NE at Golden Valley WXT 9 km from Waihi Beach).

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Actual: 34 min ago

Moderate
26 km/h
NE
Onshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waihi Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Waihi Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waihi Beach in the next 12 days are 1.9m 7s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 5s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Sun 9th May)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Best Surf 3AM (Sun 9th May)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Most Powerful 9PM (Tue 11th May)6ft (1.9m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waihi Beach 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
Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
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0.4
NNE
1.3
ENE
0.8
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
1
NNE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.7
NNE
0.6
NNE
0.9
NNE
1
NE
1.3
NNE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.6
SE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
2
NNW
1.5
NNW
1
E
1
E
0.9
E
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20
ENE
25
ENE
20
NE
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
NW
5
W
10
NNE
5
NNW
10
NNW
25
N
15
NNW
10
NW
5
NNW
10
S
10
WSW
0
SSW
10
WSW
5
S
5
ESE
10
SSE
10
WSW
0
SE
15
WSW
15
SW
25
WSW
15
WSW
10
WSW
10
SW
10
WSW
15
WSW
25
WSW
10
WSW
10
WSW
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscrosscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoff
3:46PM
1.53
4:08AM
1.63
4:39PM
1.55
4:57AM
1.62
5:28PM
1.58
5:41AM
1.63
6:13PM
1.62
6:24AM
1.64
6:55PM
1.66
7:05AM
1.65
7:35PM
1.69
7:46AM
1.65
8:15PM
1.71
8:26AM
1.64
8:55PM
1.71
9:06AM
1.62
9:36PM
1.70
9:46AM
1.59
10:17PM
1.67
10:27AM
1.55
10:58PM
1.64
11:10AM
1.52
11:42PM
1.63
11:57AM
1.50
9:52PM
0.40
10:28AM
0.35
10:45PM
0.41
11:15AM
0.32
11:33PM
0.40
11:58AM
0.29
12:18AM
0.38
12:39PM
0.26
1:01AM
0.36
1:19PM
0.24
1:43AM
0.34
1:58PM
0.23
2:24AM
0.34
2:38PM
0.23
3:05AM
0.35
3:17PM
0.25
3:45AM
0.37
3:57PM
0.28
4:27AM
0.40
4:38PM
0.31
5:10AM
0.42
5:20PM
0.34
5:56AM
0.44

Note: the tide data above is for Orakawa which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waihi Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waihi Beach blow from the SW

Fri
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wed
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 16°C on Fri afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waihi Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waihi Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waihi Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waihi Beach 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 (Waihi Beach) 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 Waihi Beach 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.

Waihi Beach is 36 km (22 miles) from Tauranga. If you plan a holiday in Bay of Plenty, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tauranga. Tauranga has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.