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Wainui Bay Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 19 Jan 2022 NZDT
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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 21.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.4 max: 22.4 min: 19.2 °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 21.3 °C (Statistics for 19 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 20.4 max: 22.4 min: 19.2 °C)

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

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Actual: 31 min ago

Moderate
22 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 Wednesday (Jan 19) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wainui Bay in the next 12 days are 1.7m 13s and forecast to arrive on Monday (Jan 24) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Thursday (Jan 20) at 4PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Wed 19th Jan)3ft (0.9m) 9s
Best Surf 4AM (Fri 21st Jan)3.5ft (1.0m) 10s
Most Powerful 7PM (Mon 24th Jan)5.5ft (1.7m) 13s

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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
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E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.5
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.2
ENE
1
ENE
0.7
N
0.9
ENE
0.7
N
0.7
N
0.7
ENE
0.6
N
0.5
N
0.5
N
1.1
NE
1.2
NE
1.4
NE
0.9
NNE
1.8
NE
2.4
NNE
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NE
20
NNW
10
WSW
10
W
20
W
20
S
10
SSW
15
NNE
15
S
10
ESE
15
NE
5
ESE
10
NE
10
NE
10
E
30
E
35
ENE
30
NNE
30
N
25
NNW
15
NW
10
WNW
20
NW
5
SW
10
ESE
5
NNE
10
SSE
10
SE
25
ESE
25
E
30
E
30
E
25
E
25
E
20
E
15
E
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9:54PM
1.92
10:24AM
2.05
10:36PM
1.94
11:03AM
2.06
11:19PM
1.96
11:43AM
2.07
12:02AM
1.96
12:26PM
2.07
12:46AM
1.97
1:11PM
2.07
1:33AM
1.97
1:59PM
2.06
2:26AM
1.97
2:50PM
2.05
3:26AM
1.98
3:45PM
2.05
4:31AM
2.01
4:45PM
2.04
5:37AM
2.06
5:48PM
2.05
6:40AM
2.13
6:53PM
2.08
3:46PM
0.69
3:57AM
0.55
4:27PM
0.64
4:35AM
0.54
5:08PM
0.61
5:14AM
0.54
5:49PM
0.59
5:56AM
0.55
6:31PM
0.59
6:41AM
0.59
7:16PM
0.59
7:30AM
0.63
8:06PM
0.60
8:25AM
0.68
9:01PM
0.59
9:26AM
0.71
10:00PM
0.58
10:32AM
0.71
11:02PM
0.55
11:38AM
0.67
12:06AM
0.50
12:41PM
0.61
1:09AM
0.43

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

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 24°C on Thu afternoon, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 109mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Sun morning, min 18°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the NE by Mon afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 28mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm (max 23°C on Wed morning, min 16°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Warm (max 22°C on Fri afternoon, min 19°C on Fri 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