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Waipatiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Waipatiki Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Waipatiki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipatiki sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.9 max: 16.9 min: 14.7 °C)
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Waipatiki surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipatiki sea temperature is 16.1 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.9 max: 16.9 min: 14.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Waipatiki (strong winds from the NNW at SHIP4891 2 km from Waipatiki).

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48 km/h
NNW
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waipatiki this week:

The surf forecast for Waipatiki over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 17s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waipatiki in the next 12 days are 3.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 25) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Wednesday (May 19) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Wed 19th May)1.5ft (0.5m) 17s
Best Surf 9PM (Sat 22nd May)5.5ft (1.7m) 9s
Most Powerful 9AM (Tue 25th May)10ft (3.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waipatiki 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
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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0.3
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
SE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.8
SE
1.5
SSE
1.4
SSE
0.8
ESE
0.9
E
0.6
E
0.9
E
1.1
SE
3
S
2.5
SSE
0.9
ESE
0.9
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.2
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.5
E
0.8
ESE
0.9
ESE
1.3
SE
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291681622725259299572711532811934799919815313431121791412421761226237381212222085167222124
20
W
15
W
5
NW
5
W
5
E
5
NW
5
WNW
5
N
5
W
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
25
S
25
SSE
20
SSE
5
SW
5
WNW
5
ESE
5
WNW
5
WNW
5
E
5
NW
5
NW
5
E
5
W
5
W
5
SE
5
WNW
5
NNW
10
ENE
5
NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
offglasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrossglasscross-
on
offglasscross-
on
offglasscross-
on
glassglassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
glass
11:05AM
1.33
11:26PM
1.45
11:50AM
1.34
12:13AM
1.47
12:40PM
1.37
1:03AM
1.50
1:33PM
1.42
1:57AM
1.54
2:28PM
1.49
2:53AM
1.58
3:26PM
1.57
3:50AM
1.62
4:23PM
1.65
4:49AM
1.65
5:21PM
1.72
5:47AM
1.68
6:19PM
1.78
6:45AM
1.69
7:16PM
1.81
7:43AM
1.68
8:12PM
1.81
8:40AM
1.65
9:08PM
1.78
5:09PM
0.29
5:45AM
0.28
5:55PM
0.28
6:32AM
0.25
6:46PM
0.25
7:23AM
0.21
7:40PM
0.21
8:16AM
0.15
8:38PM
0.16
9:11AM
0.09
9:37PM
0.10
10:07AM
0.03
10:37PM
0.05
11:03AM
-0.02
11:36PM
-0.01
12:00PM
-0.06
12:35AM
-0.04
12:57PM
-0.08
1:33AM
-0.06
1:53PM
-0.07
2:31AM
-0.05
2:49PM
-0.04

Note: the tide data above is for Aropaonui which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipatiki.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waipatiki blow from the NW

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
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--
-5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:58--4:58-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 6°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waipatiki Surf forecast

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

Waipatiki is 22 km (14 miles) from the city of Napier. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Napier. Napier has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.