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Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.0

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Waimarama Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 10 May 2021 NZST
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Waimarama surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waimarama sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 17.0 min: 14.8 °C)
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Waimarama surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waimarama sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 17.0 min: 14.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 22 km from Waimarama has fallen light (light winds from the N at Cape Kidnappers WXT). Waves should be turning clean at Waimarama.

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22 km away, 55 min ago

Light
7 km/h
N
22.3
16.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waimarama this week:

The surf forecast for Waimarama over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 7s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waimarama in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Wed 12th May)7ft (2.1m) 7s
Best Surf 3PM (Fri 14th May)7ft (2.1m) 11s
Most Powerful 6AM (Thu 13th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waimarama 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
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
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0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
S
0.7
NNE
0.6
NNE
1
NNE
0.5
NE
2.1
S
3
SSE
3
SSE
2
SE
2
SE
2.1
SE
2.1
ESE
2.2
SE
1.7
SE
1.3
SE
0.9
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.6
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
1.8
SSW
4
SSW
3
S
2.1
S
3
S
3.5
SSW
2.2
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.9
SSE
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10
NW
5
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNW
25
NNW
15
NNW
30
SSW
35
S
40
SSE
50
SSE
50
SE
40
SSE
30
SSW
20
SW
10
NNW
25
N
10
NW
10
WNW
15
NNW
25
WNW
15
NW
10
NW
10
N
20
NNW
25
W
25
WSW
10
SW
10
NW
20
WNW
15
W
20
W
25
SSW
25
SW
30
SW
30
SW
15
WSW
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoff
4:52PM
1.35
5:10AM
1.35
5:36PM
1.37
5:55AM
1.35
6:20PM
1.39
6:40AM
1.34
7:04PM
1.41
7:25AM
1.34
7:47PM
1.41
8:09AM
1.32
8:30PM
1.41
8:52AM
1.31
9:13PM
1.40
9:34AM
1.29
9:55PM
1.39
10:16AM
1.28
10:37PM
1.39
10:59AM
1.28
11:21PM
1.40
11:45AM
1.29
12:07AM
1.42
12:34PM
1.32
12:57AM
1.45
10:38AM
0.25
11:01PM
0.28
11:22AM
0.25
11:47PM
0.27
12:05PM
0.24
12:33AM
0.26
12:49PM
0.24
1:18AM
0.25
1:32PM
0.24
2:03AM
0.25
2:15PM
0.26
2:46AM
0.26
2:57PM
0.27
3:29AM
0.27
3:38PM
0.28
4:12AM
0.28
4:20PM
0.29
4:55AM
0.28
5:03PM
0.29
5:39AM
0.27
5:50PM
0.27
6:27AM
0.24
6:40PM
0.24

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
heavy rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--
-5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 37mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 24°C on Mon afternoon, min 11°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Mon afternoon, strong winds from the SSE by Wed night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 84mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the SE on Thu afternoon, calm by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun morning, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the W by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SSW by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Waimarama Surf forecast

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

Waimarama is 25 km (16 miles) from the city of Hastings. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Hastings. Hastings has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.