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

Overall: 3.5

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Wainui Reef Surf Forecast / Wanganui-Manawatu / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Wainui Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wainui Reef sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.8 min: 14.2 °C)
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Wainui Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wainui Reef sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.8 min: 14.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Wainui Reef (light winds from the NW at Rapanui 14 km from Wainui Reef).

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Light
11 km/h
NW
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wainui Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Wainui Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 4.0m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wainui Reef in the next 12 days are 4.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.1m 2s period and expected on Saturday (May 22) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 9s
Best Surf 9PM (Wed 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful12PM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wainui Reef 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
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
334322211000000000002221110023212220
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
1.6
W
1.3
W
1.4
W
1.6
W
1.6
W
1.5
W
0.6
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
1.8
S
1.7
S
1.3
S
0.9
SSW
0.8
S
0.7
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.3
SW
0.2
WSW
1.6
WNW
1.6
W
1.2
W
0.8
W
0.9
W
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.4
SW
109988777618161614141514148881313131212111615698812111113
32412285993360217178226220175207407306257211142186140398368201277219163108716040222013902058822826317348
35
W
35
W
10
WNW
15
NNW
20
NW
15
NW
20
NW
20
WNW
10
WSW
25
ESE
25
SE
25
ESE
25
SE
25
SE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SE
10
ENE
10
N
10
WNW
5
SW
5
NW
5
W
15
NNW
15
N
15
WNW
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
NW
5
NE
5
NNE
0
NNW
10
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glassglassglasscross-
off
3:02PM
1.89
3:36AM
1.97
4:19PM
1.87
4:52AM
2.00
5:38PM
1.95
6:04AM
2.12
6:44PM
2.10
7:05AM
2.28
7:40PM
2.28
7:59AM
2.44
8:30PM
2.46
8:49AM
2.57
9:17PM
2.60
9:36AM
2.65
10:02PM
2.68
10:23AM
2.67
10:47PM
2.70
11:08AM
2.61
11:32PM
2.65
11:55AM
2.50
12:18AM
2.55
12:43PM
2.35
1:07AM
2.40
9:14PM
0.73
10:03AM
0.70
10:30PM
0.74
11:20AM
0.63
11:46PM
0.66
12:28PM
0.48
12:52AM
0.51
1:26PM
0.30
1:48AM
0.33
2:17PM
0.14
2:38AM
0.17
3:04PM
0.01
3:26AM
0.04
3:49PM
-0.05
4:13AM
-0.02
4:34PM
-0.06
4:59AM
-0.02
5:18PM
0.01
5:45AM
0.05
6:04PM
0.12
6:33AM
0.18
6:51PM
0.28

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

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearcloudysome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrslight raincloudycloudycloudycloudysome clouds
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14151414141112131112139111211111210111056111010121111141212121111139
1313141515121212121212712129111281011511129121312141413111212131512
7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:30--7:30--
-5:12--5:10--5:09--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Thu morning, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed morning, light winds from the SSE by Fri night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Tue afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Wainui Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Wainui Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Wainui Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Wainui Reef 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 Reef) 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 Reef 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 Wanganui and the Manawatu? If you are looking for accommodation near Wainui Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Wanganui and the Manawatu, consider staying in Wanganui which is 25 km (16 miles) away. Other places in and around Wanganui and the Manawatu where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Palmerston North which is 90 km (56 miles) away and Levin, 95 km (59 miles) away.