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Waipu River ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.1

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Waipu River Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Monday 19 Apr 2021 NZST
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Waipu River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipu River sea temperature is 19.9 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 19.8 min: 17.7 °C)
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Waipu River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waipu River sea temperature is 19.9 °C (Statistics for 19 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 18.7 max: 19.8 min: 17.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks (light winds from the E at Kaitaia Hospital AWS 13 km from Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks).

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Actual: 53 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
SSE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waipu River this week:

The surf forecast for Waipu River over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.2m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 14s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waipu River in the next 12 days are 2.5m 7s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.7m 5s period and expected on Monday (Apr 26) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Tue 20th Apr)7ft (2.2m) 7s
Best Surf 9PM (Tue 20th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 7s
Most Powerful 9PM (Tue 20th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waipu River 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
Mon
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
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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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0.3
NE
0.3
NE
1.3
NNE
1.9
NNE
2.1
N
1.8
NNE
1.6
N
0.8
N
0.8
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
NE
0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.1
NE
0.1
NE
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
1.4
E
1.2
E
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20
NE
10
N
25
NNE
30
NNE
15
NNW
15
NNW
25
W
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
5
WSW
5
N
10
ENE
5
NNW
10
WSW
20
SW
10
W
10
WSW
20
WSW
20
WSW
20
WSW
25
WSW
20
SW
20
WSW
30
W
20
SSW
10
SSE
5
NE
5
WNW
5
NNW
10
N
5
WNW
5
SSW
15
ESE
20
E
20
E
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscrosscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
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12:39AM
1.85
12:54PM
1.73
1:30AM
1.83
1:48PM
1.71
2:26AM
1.85
2:48PM
1.73
3:23AM
1.90
3:49PM
1.80
4:19AM
1.99
4:48PM
1.91
5:14AM
2.10
5:45PM
2.04
6:06AM
2.21
6:38PM
2.18
6:58AM
2.30
7:30PM
2.30
7:48AM
2.35
8:22PM
2.38
8:39AM
2.36
9:13PM
2.41
9:31AM
2.32
10:05PM
2.40
10:24AM
2.25
6:18PM
0.45
6:52AM
0.58
7:07PM
0.49
7:45AM
0.60
8:01PM
0.50
8:43AM
0.57
9:00PM
0.47
9:42AM
0.49
9:59PM
0.42
10:39AM
0.37
10:57PM
0.33
11:33AM
0.22
11:52PM
0.23
12:25PM
0.08
12:46AM
0.13
1:15PM
-0.04
1:39AM
0.06
2:05PM
-0.11
2:31AM
0.02
2:55PM
-0.14
3:24AM
0.02
3:45PM
-0.11
4:17AM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is for Langs beach which is 9 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waipu River.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waipu River blow from the WSW

Mon
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Sat
01
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clear
cloudy
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Warm (max 20°C on Wed afternoon, min 16°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waipu River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waipu River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waipu River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waipu River 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 River) 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 River 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 River is 32 km (20 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.