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Waihua Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 NZST
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Waihua surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waihua sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 17.6 min: 15.1 °C)
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Waihua surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waihua sea temperature is 16.6 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 17.6 min: 15.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Waihua (light winds from the N at Wairoa Aero AWS 13 km from Waihua).

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Actual: 47 min ago

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

The surf forecast for Waihua over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.0m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waihua in the next 12 days are 2.2m 8s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Monday (May 17) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Wed 12th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 7s
Best Surf 6PM (Wed 12th May)7ft (2.1m) 8s
Most Powerful 9PM (Wed 12th May)7ft (2.2m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waihua 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
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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0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.1
SE
1.4
S
2.1
S
2.1
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.5
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
1.2
SE
0.9
SE
0.6
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
ESE
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.4
ESE
0.3
S
0.2
S
0.6
S
0.9
S
0.6
S
1.8
S
1.4
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
0.8
S
0.6
S
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291918898397517588433405428370211140753501737129238210448351451199844183863011859952
10
N
15
NNW
15
NW
10
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
25
SSW
20
S
25
SE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
15
SW
10
SW
10
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
10
NW
5
N
10
ENE
15
N
15
NNW
15
NW
10
NNW
15
NNE
15
NW
20
WSW
10
W
15
WSW
15
NW
5
NW
5
SE
0
SSW
5
NNW
5
SSE
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglassglassglasscross-
on
4:31AM
1.41
4:59PM
1.41
5:17AM
1.40
5:43PM
1.43
6:02AM
1.40
6:27PM
1.45
6:46AM
1.40
7:10PM
1.47
7:31AM
1.39
7:54PM
1.47
8:15AM
1.38
8:36PM
1.47
8:58AM
1.36
9:19PM
1.46
9:40AM
1.34
10:01PM
1.45
10:22AM
1.33
10:43PM
1.44
11:05AM
1.33
11:27PM
1.45
11:51AM
1.34
12:13AM
1.47
12:40PM
1.37
10:21PM
0.30
10:45AM
0.25
11:08PM
0.29
11:29AM
0.25
11:54PM
0.28
12:12PM
0.24
12:39AM
0.26
12:55PM
0.24
1:24AM
0.25
1:38PM
0.25
2:09AM
0.26
2:21PM
0.26
2:52AM
0.27
3:03PM
0.27
3:35AM
0.28
3:44PM
0.29
4:17AM
0.29
4:26PM
0.30
5:00AM
0.29
5:09PM
0.29
5:45AM
0.28
5:56PM
0.28
6:33AM
0.25

Note: the tide data above is for Mohaka River Mouth which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waihua.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waihua blow from the NW

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
light rain
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
light rain
clear
clear
cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rainclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudylight rainlight rainmod. rainheavy rainlight rainlight rainmod. rainlight rainclearclearcloudycloudyclearsome cloudscloudyrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome clouds
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-7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:11-
--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 11°C on Wed afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 8°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 20°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waihua Surf forecast

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

Waihua is 53 km (33 miles) from the city of Napier. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Napier. Napier has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.