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Wainakarua River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Wainakarua River Mouth Surf Forecast / Otago / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 NZST
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Wainakarua River Mouth surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wainakarua River Mouth sea temperature is 13.1 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.8 min: 8.9 °C)
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Wainakarua River Mouth surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wainakarua River Mouth sea temperature is 13.1 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 10.4 max: 11.8 min: 8.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Still cross-shore at Wainakarua River Mouth (moderate winds from the N at Moeraki CG 9 km from Wainakarua River Mouth).

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Actual: 36 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
N
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wainakarua River Mouth this week:

The surf forecast for Wainakarua River Mouth over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wainakarua River Mouth in the next 12 days are 3.0m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Friday (May 14) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Thu 13th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 9s
Best Surf 9PM (Tue 18th May)10ft (3.0m) 12s
Most Powerful 9PM (Tue 18th May)10ft (3.0m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wainakarua River Mouth 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
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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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
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SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
1.1
NE
0.4
SSE
1.9
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.3
E
1.1
E
0.9
E
0.7
S
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.9
SSW
0.6
E
1.1
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.3
SSE
1.2
S
1
S
0.7
SSE
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.6
S
0.7
S
0.8
S
0.9
S
0.8
S
0.8
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
1.3
SE
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15
N
15
N
20
NNE
20
N
25
N
35
NNE
15
N
30
SW
15
SSE
15
NE
15
SE
20
SSE
10
WNW
15
NW
25
NNE
25
WSW
35
W
40
WSW
15
NW
10
NW
15
WNW
10
SSW
35
WSW
30
SW
5
W
10
NNW
15
NNE
25
SW
25
WSW
20
SSW
10
NW
10
NNW
5
NE
10
SW
10
WNW
5
ENE
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
on
4:02AM
1.58
4:27PM
1.65
4:45AM
1.54
5:11PM
1.62
5:30AM
1.49
5:57PM
1.58
6:17AM
1.45
6:45PM
1.55
7:06AM
1.42
7:34PM
1.54
7:56AM
1.41
8:24PM
1.54
8:46AM
1.43
9:14PM
1.58
9:36AM
1.48
10:04PM
1.63
10:27AM
1.57
10:54PM
1.70
11:18AM
1.67
11:45PM
1.77
12:09PM
1.78
12:36AM
1.84
1:02PM
1.88
9:57PM
0.34
10:10AM
0.33
10:40PM
0.38
10:53AM
0.37
11:26PM
0.42
11:38AM
0.41
12:14AM
0.46
12:25PM
0.45
1:03AM
0.49
1:13PM
0.47
1:53AM
0.50
2:03PM
0.47
2:42AM
0.49
2:53PM
0.44
3:32AM
0.44
3:44PM
0.39
4:20AM
0.38
4:36PM
0.31
5:09AM
0.29
5:29PM
0.22
5:58AM
0.20
6:22PM
0.14
6:49AM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for All Day Bay which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wainakarua River Mouth.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Wainakarua River Mouth blow from the W

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-7:45--7:46--7:47--7:48--7:48--7:50--7:52--7:52--7:54--7:54--7:56--7:56-
--5:20--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat afternoon, min 4°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Wed night, fresh winds from the NNE by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat night. Very mild (max 13°C on Tue afternoon, min 6°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Sat night, strong winds from the WSW by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 5°C on Fri morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Wed night, light winds from the W by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 11°C on Mon afternoon, min 4°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sat morning, calm by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Wainakarua River Mouth Surf forecast

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

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