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Waipaoa River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Waipaoa River Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 08 May 2021 NZST
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Waipaoa River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipaoa River sea temperature is 17.0 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.3 min: 15.4 °C)
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Waipaoa River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipaoa River sea temperature is 17.0 °C (Statistics for 08 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.3 min: 15.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 8 km from Waipaoa River (light winds from the NNW at Gisborne Airport 8 km from Waipaoa River).

    Waipaoa River
  2. Week 4 with no significant swells and unfortunately none forecast for the next two weeks. On the bright side there has been some good catches of Snapper (night), Kahawai and Moki close to the Playground lately.

    Te Awanga, 131 km away
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11 km/h
NNW
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waipaoa River this week:

The surf forecast for Waipaoa River 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 0.9m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waipaoa River in the next 12 days are 0.9m 12s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 08) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.8m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sat 8th May)3ft (0.9m) 12s
Best Surf12PM (Sat 8th May)3ft (0.9m) 12s
Most Powerful12PM (Sat 8th May)3ft (0.9m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waipaoa River 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
222110000000000000111210111222332003
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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
0.7
SSE
0.9
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SE
0.3
SE
0.1
S
0.1
SE
0.1
SE
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.5
NE
0.2
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.6
ENE
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.8
E
0.6
SSE
0.7
SSE
1.9
SSE
1.7
SSE
0.9
SSE
1.5
SSE
1212111110101510917141315156138891091917151010101211121715771515
12321212690503522151358765191727385663491179943474986146125180224231335241305996
10
NNW
10
N
10
NW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
NW
15
NNW
15
NW
15
NW
10
NNW
15
NNW
15
NNW
15
N
10
NNW
10
N
10
N
5
N
15
NW
5
WNW
0
WSW
5
WNW
5
NW
10
ESE
10
WNW
5
W
5
SSE
10
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
15
NNW
5
NW
5
NE
10
S
25
ESE
25
ESE
10
ENE
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
oncross-
on
3:41PM
1.34
3:59AM
1.39
4:29PM
1.35
4:46AM
1.38
5:15PM
1.37
5:31AM
1.38
5:59PM
1.40
6:15AM
1.38
6:43PM
1.42
6:59AM
1.38
7:25PM
1.44
7:43AM
1.37
8:08PM
1.44
8:26AM
1.36
8:50PM
1.44
9:08AM
1.34
9:31PM
1.43
9:49AM
1.32
10:13PM
1.42
10:32AM
1.30
10:55PM
1.41
11:15AM
1.30
11:39PM
1.42
9:28AM
0.26
9:47PM
0.32
10:16AM
0.27
10:36PM
0.32
11:01AM
0.26
11:23PM
0.31
11:44AM
0.25
12:09AM
0.29
12:27PM
0.24
12:54AM
0.28
1:09PM
0.23
1:38AM
0.27
1:52PM
0.24
2:21AM
0.27
2:33PM
0.25
3:03AM
0.28
3:14PM
0.26
3:46AM
0.29
3:55PM
0.28
4:28AM
0.31
4:37PM
0.29
5:12AM
0.31
5:20PM
0.30

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

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
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudycloudyclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudscloudylight rainlight rainlight rainmod. rainsome cloudsclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearsome cloudscloudysome cloudscloudylight rainheavy rainlight rainheavy rainrain shwrs
-------------1238--------------52041312
161914202118232318222119191918191716151611141412161612181914141314141416
13161416191718191719191719171718171011139111211131411131514141313131315
161913202118232318222119191918191716151610141412161611181913141313121216
6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--
-5:12--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 23°C on Mon morning, min 13°C on Sat morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Warm (max 22°C on Tue morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Fri afternoon, min 9°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 54mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Mon morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue morning, fresh winds from the ESE by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Waipaoa River Surf forecast

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