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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Waipapakauri Beach Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 NZST
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Waipapakauri Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipapakauri Beach sea temperature is 18.1 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.0 min: 16.7 °C)
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Waipapakauri Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipapakauri Beach sea temperature is 18.1 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.0 min: 16.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 11 km from Waipapakauri Beach has become light (light winds from the NE at Kaitaia Airport). Waves should be turning clean at Waipapakauri Beach.

    Waipapakauri Beach
  2. weather stationWind Update Cross-on wind has become light (light winds from the NE at Kaitaia Airport 18 km from Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks).

    Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks
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1 h 8 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waipapakauri Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Waipapakauri Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 13s. Another secondary swell of 0.6m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waipapakauri Beach in the next 12 days are 3.5m 14s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 10s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Tue 11th May)3ft (0.9m) 17s
Best Surf 6AM (Thu 13th May)7ft (2.2m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Mon 17th May)11ft (3.5m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waipapakauri Beach 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
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
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0.9
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.8
SW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
2.2
SW
2.4
SW
2.2
SW
1.3
SW
1.1
SW
0.8
SW
1.4
WNW
0.9
SW
1.2
SW
2.2
WSW
3
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
4
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
3
SW
2.4
SW
2.1
SW
2
SW
2.1
SW
1.9
SW
1.5
SW
2.3
SW
2.4
SW
17161615141312121013121281716141313141413131312171613141414141414161616
49382310651343150093314271520993600386203221499701183528324999500850813247225725933186981587155929370923171618157218551423109627702829
15
N
15
NNW
10
N
10
WNW
10
WSW
10
SW
10
SSW
10
WSW
5
WNW
10
NE
20
N
25
NNW
20
WSW
20
SW
5
ENE
15
NNE
20
NNW
30
W
15
SW
10
WSW
10
NW
20
NW
30
NW
30
SW
30
SSW
25
SSW
15
SW
10
SW
10
SSW
5
S
0
N
10
NW
10
SW
20
SW
30
SSW
25
SSW
crosscrosscrossononcross-
on
cross-
on
onglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross
9:07AM
2.09
9:34PM
2.10
9:46AM
2.07
10:11PM
2.11
10:22AM
2.06
10:46PM
2.11
10:56AM
2.03
11:20PM
2.11
11:31AM
2.01
11:55PM
2.09
12:08PM
1.97
12:32AM
2.06
12:48PM
1.93
1:13AM
2.03
1:31PM
1.89
1:58AM
2.00
2:18PM
1.87
2:48AM
1.98
3:10PM
1.86
3:42AM
1.99
4:07PM
1.87
4:39AM
2.04
5:11PM
1.93
2:40PM
0.27
3:01AM
0.39
3:18PM
0.25
3:39AM
0.40
3:55PM
0.25
4:17AM
0.41
4:32PM
0.26
4:56AM
0.44
5:09PM
0.29
5:37AM
0.47
5:49PM
0.34
6:21AM
0.50
6:32PM
0.39
7:09AM
0.53
7:18PM
0.44
7:59AM
0.55
8:09PM
0.48
8:51AM
0.54
9:03PM
0.49
9:46AM
0.50
10:01PM
0.47
10:43AM
0.43
11:02PM
0.42

Note: the tide data above is for Dairy Factory Wharf, New Zealand which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipapakauri Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waipapakauri Beach blow from the E

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
cloudy
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7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--
-5:36--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:28--5:28-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 30mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm (max 20°C on Wed morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 14°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Fri night, calm by Sat night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Mon afternoon, fresh winds from the WSW by Tue afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Thu morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waipapakauri Beach Surf forecast

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