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Waimarie ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.6

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Waimarie Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Waimarie surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waimarie sea temperature is 15.7 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 17.3 min: 12.7 °C)
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Waimarie surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waimarie sea temperature is 15.7 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 17.3 min: 12.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 3 km from Tauranga Bay has swung offshore (moderate winds from the E at Cape Foulwind WXT).

    Tauranga Bay
  2. Friday was almost a repeat of Thursday but there was a brief spell when the E breeze went SE and the head-high waves lined up nicely at the west end off the rocks.

    Wharariki Beach, 119 km away
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32 km away, 1 h 7 min ago

Light
6 km/h
E
7.7
15.7
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waimarie this week:

The surf forecast for Waimarie over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 1.1m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waimarie in the next 12 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 09) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sat 8th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 15s
Best Surf 6PM (Sat 8th May)7.5ft (2.3m) 9s
Most Powerful 3AM (Sun 9th May)10ft (3.0m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waimarie 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
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
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1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
3
NNW
3
NNW
2.2
NNW
1.6
N
1.3
WNW
0.7
WSW
0.9
WSW
2.4
NNW
2.4
NNW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.5
W
1.4
W
1.1
W
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.4
WSW
3
NNW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
2.3
WSW
2
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
151510109881317881413131212121212111615141491615141414131310141415
83359616621461802349197176492716723850735604833694613353237148302962101666113091212113721441614920778249365415756962
10
ESE
5
N
20
NNE
20
N
15
NNE
10
N
5
NE
5
NNW
15
NNE
15
NE
15
N
10
N
5
W
10
WSW
0
N
5
SSE
5
WSW
5
E
5
ESE
15
SW
0
ESE
5
ESE
5
WSW
10
SSE
5
SE
15
WSW
10
SE
5
ESE
5
WSW
10
SE
5
SE
5
SW
10
SE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
SE
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crossglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
8:41PM
2.71
8:56AM
2.80
9:19PM
2.81
9:33AM
2.87
9:54PM
2.88
10:08AM
2.91
10:28PM
2.92
10:43AM
2.92
11:02PM
2.93
11:18AM
2.89
11:37PM
2.89
11:54AM
2.83
12:13AM
2.83
12:31PM
2.74
12:51AM
2.74
1:11PM
2.64
1:33AM
2.65
1:55PM
2.54
2:20AM
2.56
2:47PM
2.46
3:14AM
2.51
3:47PM
2.43
2:30PM
0.50
2:47AM
0.54
3:08PM
0.42
3:25AM
0.46
3:44PM
0.35
4:01AM
0.40
4:18PM
0.32
4:36AM
0.36
4:52PM
0.32
5:11AM
0.37
5:27PM
0.35
5:46AM
0.41
6:03PM
0.42
6:23AM
0.48
6:40PM
0.51
7:02AM
0.57
7:20PM
0.61
7:46AM
0.67
8:05PM
0.71
8:35AM
0.74
8:58PM
0.78
9:33AM
0.77
9:58PM
0.81

Note: the tide data above is for Little Wanganui which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waimarie.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waimarie blow from the E

Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
cloudy
partially cloudy
heavy rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
heavy rain
heavy rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
moderate rain
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--161088--1528617224--------------------6
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15161517171615161616171414121010109101210111399116811881089118
18181616171717171717171714121111101012111113141112128121391212812127
7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35--
-5:30--5:29--5:28--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 57mm), heaviest during Mon night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 59mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waimarie Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waimarie provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waimarie can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waimarie 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 (Waimarie) 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 Waimarie 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 West Coast South Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Waimarie, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in West Coast South Island, consider staying in Nelson which is 109 km (68 miles) away.