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Waikuku Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.7
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.4

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Waikuku Beach Surf Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 14 May 2021 NZST
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Waikuku Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waikuku Beach sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 13.1 min: 9.5 °C)
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Waikuku Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waikuku Beach sea temperature is 14.2 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 11.4 max: 13.1 min: 9.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waikuku Beach (calm at Rosedale 11 km from Waikuku Beach).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waikuku Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Waikuku Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (May 14) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.6m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 18s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waikuku Beach in the next 12 days are 1.6m 11s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 8s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Fri 14th May)7ft (2.2m) 7s
Best Surf 9PM (Fri 14th May)7ft (2.2m) 7s
Most Powerful 3AM (Sat 15th May)5ft (1.6m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waikuku 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
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
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1.8
ENE
1.5
E
1.3
E
1.1
E
0.8
E
1
NE
0.7
E
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.8
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.4
ESE
0.2
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
ESE
1
SE
1.1
SE
1
SE
0.6
ESE
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30
NE
15
NNE
25
NW
5
E
15
NNE
15
NNE
25
N
20
WSW
10
N
25
NNW
5
NNW
30
W
10
ENE
20
NNW
35
SSW
25
WSW
5
NW
10
N
5
ENE
30
NW
10
NW
10
SE
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
E
10
W
5
NNW
5
SSE
10
WNW
15
WSW
15
SSW
10
W
5
NNW
15
E
10
N
10
NNE
cross-
on
crossoffglasscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross
6:55PM
1.81
7:16AM
1.67
7:40PM
1.79
8:02AM
1.64
8:25PM
1.77
8:47AM
1.62
9:10PM
1.76
9:32AM
1.61
9:55PM
1.77
10:17AM
1.62
10:41PM
1.79
11:04AM
1.67
11:28PM
1.83
11:53AM
1.74
12:17AM
1.89
12:44PM
1.83
1:08AM
1.94
1:37PM
1.94
2:02AM
2.00
2:32PM
2.04
2:57AM
2.05
3:28PM
2.14
3:53AM
2.08
1:11AM
0.41
1:22PM
0.40
1:57AM
0.43
2:07PM
0.43
2:43AM
0.45
2:51PM
0.45
3:28AM
0.46
3:36PM
0.45
4:13AM
0.45
4:22PM
0.43
4:59AM
0.41
5:10PM
0.39
5:46AM
0.36
6:00PM
0.33
6:34AM
0.28
6:53PM
0.26
7:24AM
0.19
7:49PM
0.18
8:17AM
0.11
8:45PM
0.11
9:10AM
0.03
9:43PM
0.05
10:06AM
-0.03

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 Waikuku Beach blow from the WNW

Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 5°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Mon night, fresh winds from the SSW by Wed morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 15°C on Thu night, min 7°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 7°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waikuku Beach Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Waikuku Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 30 km (19 miles) away.