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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm 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 18.9 °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 18.9 °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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Calm
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N
16.1
18.9
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waipu Cove this week:

The surf forecast for Waipu Cove over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waipu Cove in the next 12 days are 2.1m 7s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 4s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Wed 12th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Best Surf12PM (Thu 13th May)5ft (1.6m) 7s
Most Powerful 6AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waipu Cove 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
Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
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0.6
NE
0.8
NNE
1.1
SE
1.5
ESE
0.9
ESE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
1.7
N
1.4
N
1.1
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.9
N
1
N
0.5
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.4
E
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
1
E
0.9
E
0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.5
NE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
1.2
E
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
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15
SW
10
SW
20
SE
15
SE
5
SE
5
NE
20
NNE
30
N
15
W
15
WSW
5
WNW
15
NNW
10
NW
20
W
15
WSW
15
WSW
10
NW
20
NW
25
W
30
SW
20
SW
20
SW
10
W
15
W
20
SW
5
SW
10
SSW
15
E
10
S
15
SSE
20
SSE
20
S
30
S
30
S
30
S
25
SSE
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on
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
offoffcrosscrosscross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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
12:27PM
1.76
1:01AM
1.92
1:21PM
1.76
1:53AM
1.94
2:20PM
1.79
2:48AM
1.98
3:20PM
1.86
3:44AM
2.04
4:20PM
1.96
4:40AM
2.12
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
6:37PM
0.44
7:18AM
0.52
7:30PM
0.45
8:13AM
0.47
8:27PM
0.44
9:10AM
0.39
9:27PM
0.40
10:07AM
0.27
10:27PM
0.33
11:02AM
0.15

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

Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
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partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
heavy rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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5:27--5:27--5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:21--5:20--5:19--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the N by Fri night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sun night. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun morning, min 13°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the S on Fri night, fresh winds from the S by Sun morning).

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Information about the Waipu Cove Surf forecast

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

Waipu Cove is 37 km (23 miles) from the city of Whangarei. If you plan a holiday in Northland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whangarei. Whangarei has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.