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Waipu Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.5

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Waipu Cove Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 NZST
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Waipu Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipu Cove sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 18.7 min: 16.2 °C)
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Waipu Cove surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipu Cove sea temperature is 19.0 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.8 max: 18.7 min: 16.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waipu Cove (calm at Wairau River- Kaipara Harbour 17 km from Waipu Cove).

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17 km away, 41 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
18.3
19.0
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Waipu Cove today?

The current surf forecast for Waipu Cove at 10AM is: 0.9m 6s primary swell from a North-northeast direction and 0.2m 10s secondary swell from a North-northeast direction (forecast issued at 05:00am May 12). An open ocean swell of 0.2m 2s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (12 May)3ft (0.9m)6s
Afternoon (12 May)2ft (0.6m)7s
Evening (12 May)2.5ft (0.8m)7s

Table - waves today at Waipu Cove. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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(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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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1.1
NNE
1.3
N
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.6
NE
0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
1.2
ESE
1.8
ESE
2.2
ESE
1.7
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.1
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
0.5
ESE
1.6
N
1.5
N
1.4
N
1.3
N
1.1
NNE
1
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.7
NNE
0.8
N
0.9
N
1.2
N
1.1
N
1
N
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
1.4
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.3
NNW
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.4
E
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15
NW
10
WNW
10
W
15
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
15
SSW
10
SSW
10
SSW
15
ESE
25
SE
25
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
10
SSE
10
S
5
S
5
SW
5
WNW
10
NE
15
NNE
20
N
20
N
25
N
25
N
20
NNW
15
W
15
W
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
WSW
5
W
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
N
15
NNW
15
NW
20
WNW
25
W
25
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
10
W
15
W
15
W
10
W
15
NW
20
NW
20
NW
20
NW
20
W
25
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
25
SW
20
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
W
20
WSW
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
offcrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
off
7:35AM
1.97
8:04PM
2.03
8:14AM
1.97
8:43PM
2.05
8:54AM
1.95
9:23PM
2.04
9:33AM
1.92
10:03PM
2.02
10:13AM
1.88
10:44PM
1.98
10:55AM
1.83
11:27PM
1.95
11:39AM
1.79
12:12AM
1.92
1:31AM
0.40
1:48PM
0.26
2:12AM
0.38
2:26PM
0.25
2:52AM
0.38
3:05PM
0.26
3:32AM
0.40
3:44PM
0.29
4:13AM
0.43
4:24PM
0.33
4:55AM
0.47
5:05PM
0.37
5:39AM
0.51
5:49PM
0.41
6:26AM
0.53

Note: the tide data above is for Langs beach which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipu Cove.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waipu Cove blow from the SW

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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