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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Wainui Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Wainui Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wainui Bay sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.6 min: 16.8 °C)
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Wainui Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wainui Bay sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 19.6 min: 16.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Wainui Bay (fresh winds from the NE at Kaeo Radar AWS 9 km from Wainui Bay).

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Actual: 53 min ago

Moderate
33 km/h
NE
Cross-On
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wainui Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Wainui Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.5m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wainui Bay in the next 12 days are 1.7m 8s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 5s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Sat 8th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s
Best Surf 3PM (Sun 9th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 7s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sat 8th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 8s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wainui 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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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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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1.8
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.7
NNE
1.4
NE
1.3
NNE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
1.1
N
1.5
NNE
1.4
NNE
1
N
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
1.1
NNE
1.2
NNE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.8
NE
0.8
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.9
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
0.9
ENE
1
ENE
1.6
N
1.8
N
1.7
N
0.9
E
0.8
E
1.4
ENE
3
E
3
E
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20
NE
20
NNE
20
NNE
20
N
10
NW
10
NNW
10
NNW
15
N
15
N
20
N
20
NNW
25
NNW
20
NNW
25
NW
30
NW
10
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
W
20
S
10
SW
10
SSW
10
SW
15
SW
10
SW
5
NNE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
E
15
NNE
25
NNE
35
NNE
10
ENE
10
ESE
10
NNE
25
NE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
5:44PM
1.89
6:00AM
1.99
6:31PM
1.93
6:45AM
1.99
7:14PM
1.98
7:26AM
1.98
7:56PM
2.01
8:04AM
1.98
8:35PM
2.03
8:41AM
1.97
9:12PM
2.04
9:17AM
1.96
9:47PM
2.04
9:54AM
1.94
10:24PM
2.03
10:34AM
1.91
11:02PM
2.01
11:15AM
1.88
11:43PM
1.98
12:00PM
1.85
12:30AM
1.95
12:48PM
1.82
1:23AM
1.93
11:21AM
0.58
11:46PM
0.64
12:08PM
0.55
12:32AM
0.62
12:51PM
0.52
1:13AM
0.61
1:32PM
0.50
1:52AM
0.62
2:10PM
0.50
2:29AM
0.63
2:47PM
0.50
3:06AM
0.65
3:22PM
0.52
3:44AM
0.66
3:58PM
0.55
4:24AM
0.67
4:35PM
0.58
5:07AM
0.69
5:16PM
0.62
5:51AM
0.70
6:01PM
0.65
6:39AM
0.71
6:50PM
0.67

Note: the tide data above is for Waiiti Bay, New Zealand which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wainui Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Wainui Bay blow from the WSW

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
cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
thunderstorm
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
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7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--
-5:35--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:28--5:27-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 36mm), heaviest during Wed night. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Mon morning). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Wainui Bay Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near Wainui Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 73 km (45 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Whangarei which is 91 km (57 miles) away