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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Waipapa Bay Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Saturday 15 May 2021 NZST
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Waipapa Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipapa Bay sea temperature is 14.1 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 14.0 min: 10.8 °C)
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Waipapa Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipapa Bay sea temperature is 14.1 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 12.5 max: 14.0 min: 10.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waipapa Bay (light winds from the N at Kaikoura 25 km from Waipapa Bay).

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25 km away, 3 h 33 min ago

Light
9 km/h
N
9.0
14.1
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waipapa Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Waipapa Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waipapa Bay in the next 12 days are 2.2m 16s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Sun 16th May)3ft (0.9m) 9s
Best Surf 9PM (Tue 18th May)6.5ft (2.0m) 11s
Most Powerful 3AM (Wed 19th May)7ft (2.2m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waipapa 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
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
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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E
0.8
E
0.7
S
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
ENE
0.8
S
0.7
S
1.9
S
2
S
2.1
S
2.2
S
1.3
S
1.1
S
1.1
S
1
S
0.8
SSE
1.9
S
1.8
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1
S
0.9
S
0.6
S
0.8
SSW
1.1
ENE
1.4
ENE
3
SE
3
ESE
4
ESE
4
E
4.5
E
4.5
E
4
ESE
3.5
ESE
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15788137184195179217184134117019521933132432724423418011338985780132919615115530830650516972379418258726383716853894788
15
NNE
10
WNW
10
N
10
W
5
SE
0
SSW
10
WNW
10
W
10
ENE
10
WNW
15
WSW
15
SSE
15
N
5
N
10
NE
5
NW
10
NW
0
NNE
25
SW
0
W
15
NE
15
N
10
SW
15
S
35
SSW
40
SW
40
SW
25
WSW
30
WSW
35
SW
30
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
5
W
10
NE
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off
offcrossglassglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossonoffoffcross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
offcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
8:10AM
1.29
8:31PM
1.43
8:54AM
1.28
9:15PM
1.42
9:38AM
1.28
9:58PM
1.43
10:22AM
1.29
10:43PM
1.44
11:08AM
1.32
11:29PM
1.47
11:56AM
1.37
12:18AM
1.51
12:46PM
1.43
1:10AM
1.54
1:39PM
1.51
2:04AM
1.58
2:35PM
1.59
3:00AM
1.60
3:31PM
1.67
3:58AM
1.62
4:29PM
1.74
4:56AM
1.63
5:27PM
1.78
2:05AM
0.29
2:12PM
0.31
2:50AM
0.30
2:56PM
0.31
3:35AM
0.30
3:40PM
0.31
4:18AM
0.29
4:24PM
0.30
5:03AM
0.27
5:11PM
0.27
5:49AM
0.23
6:01PM
0.23
6:37AM
0.18
6:54PM
0.18
7:27AM
0.13
7:50PM
0.12
8:20AM
0.07
8:48PM
0.07
9:14AM
0.02
9:47PM
0.02
10:10AM
-0.02
10:47PM
-0.02
11:06AM
-0.05

Note: the tide data above is for Blue Duck Stream which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipapa Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waipapa Bay blow from the N

Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
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-7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:37-
--5:12--5:10--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Very mild (max 11°C on Sat afternoon, min 6°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, strong winds from the SW by Mon morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu morning).

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Information about the Waipapa Bay Surf forecast

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

Waipapa Bay is 79 km (49 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.