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Waikawau Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Waikawau Bay Surf Forecast / Coromandel / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Waikawau Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waikawau Bay sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.3 min: 16.2 °C)
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Waikawau Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waikawau Bay sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.1 max: 19.3 min: 16.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Waikawau Bay (moderate winds from the NE at Great Mercury Is AWS 22 km from Waikawau Bay).

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22 km away, 38 min ago

Moderate
28 km/h
NE
18.4
19.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waikawau Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Waikawau Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 12s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waikawau Bay in the next 12 days are 1.1m 7s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) 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 1.6m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Sun 9th May)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Best Surf 3PM (Sun 9th May)3ft (0.9m) 6s
Most Powerful 9PM (Sat 8th May)3.5ft (1.1m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waikawau Bay 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
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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1.5
NE
1.1
NNE
1
NNE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
NE
0.8
N
0.6
NE
1.2
N
1.1
N
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.6
NE
0.9
N
0.9
NNW
0.5
NE
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
1
E
1.9
N
1.1
N
1.2
E
2.5
E
2.5
E
2.2
E
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25
NE
20
NE
15
NNE
15
N
15
NW
10
NW
10
NW
10
NNW
10
N
20
NNW
20
NNW
20
NNW
25
NNW
25
NW
20
SW
20
SW
25
SW
10
SSW
10
S
10
SW
5
SSW
5
WSW
15
W
20
WSW
15
WSW
15
WSW
5
SSW
5
NW
10
N
30
N
15
W
10
WSW
35
E
35
E
35
ESE
30
ESE
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glassglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
crosscrossoffoffonononon
4:49PM
1.73
5:06AM
1.82
5:36PM
1.77
5:50AM
1.83
6:20PM
1.82
6:32AM
1.84
7:02PM
1.87
7:13AM
1.85
7:42PM
1.90
7:53AM
1.85
8:22PM
1.92
8:33AM
1.84
9:01PM
1.92
9:13AM
1.81
9:42PM
1.90
9:53AM
1.77
10:23PM
1.87
10:35AM
1.73
11:05PM
1.84
11:18AM
1.69
11:49PM
1.81
12:06PM
1.67
12:37AM
1.81
10:37AM
0.38
10:54PM
0.44
11:23AM
0.34
11:42PM
0.42
12:06PM
0.31
12:26AM
0.40
12:46PM
0.27
1:08AM
0.37
1:26PM
0.25
1:50AM
0.36
2:05PM
0.24
2:30AM
0.35
2:44PM
0.25
3:11AM
0.37
3:24PM
0.28
3:52AM
0.40
4:04PM
0.31
4:34AM
0.43
4:45PM
0.35
5:17AM
0.46
5:28PM
0.38
6:04AM
0.48
6:15PM
0.41

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 Waikawau Bay blow from the W

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 16°C on Sun afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon night, min 14°C on Tue afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Mon morning, fresh winds from the NW by Mon night).

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Information about the Waikawau Bay Surf forecast

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

Waikawau Bay is 70 km (43 miles) from the city of Northshore. If you plan a holiday in The Coromandel, look for hotels and other accommodation in Northshore. Northshore has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.