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Waitara Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 4.2

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Waitara Bar Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 11 May 2021 NZST
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Waitara Bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waitara Bar sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.8 min: 15.0 °C)
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Waitara Bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waitara Bar sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 11 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 17.8 min: 15.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Waitara Bar (fresh winds from the N at New Plymouth 6 km from Waitara Bar).

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Actual: 46 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
N
Cross-On
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How big are the waves at Waitara Bar today?

The current surf forecast for Waitara Bar at 2PM is: 1.8m 7s primary swell from a Northwest direction and 0.7m 16s secondary swell from a West-southwest direction, 0.5m 12s secondary swell from a Southwest direction (forecast issued at 11:00am May 11). The wind direction is predicted to be onshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (11 May)3ft (0.9m)16s
Afternoon (11 May)6ft (1.8m)7s
Evening (11 May)7.5ft (2.3m)8s

Table - waves today at Waitara Bar. (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
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
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WSW
1.6
NW
1.8
NW
2.1
NW
2.3
NW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
0.7
WSW
1.5
NNE
0.4
WSW
2
NNW
2.1
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
2.1
WNW
2
WNW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.8
WSW
2.5
NW
3
WNW
3.5
W
3.5
W
3
WNW
2.4
WNW
2.2
WNW
1.5
WSW
2.2
WNW
2.4
WNW
3
WNW
3.5
WNW
3.5
W
4.5
WNW
5
WNW
5
WNW
4.5
W
3
WSW
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25
N
25
N
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
NW
15
W
10
WSW
10
S
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
ESE
20
ESE
20
SE
20
ESE
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
SE
15
ESE
10
ESE
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
ENE
20
NE
15
NNE
25
NE
30
ENE
30
NE
15
NW
25
W
30
W
30
W
30
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
15
SW
10
WNW
15
NW
25
NNW
25
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
25
NW
20
NNW
20
NW
25
WSW
20
SW
30
WSW
25
WSW
20
W
20
WNW
20
NW
30
NNW
30
NNW
25
WNW
20
NW
15
NW
0
SW
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on
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off
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off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on
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off
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on
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on
cross-
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9:30AM
3.30
9:53PM
3.38
10:03AM
3.32
10:25PM
3.42
10:36AM
3.31
10:56PM
3.41
11:09AM
3.27
11:29PM
3.37
11:43AM
3.20
12:05AM
3.28
12:22PM
3.09
12:45AM
3.16
1:07PM
2.96
1:33AM
3.03
2:02PM
2.84
3:44PM
0.51
4:01AM
0.58
4:16PM
0.52
4:34AM
0.62
4:49PM
0.57
5:08AM
0.69
5:22PM
0.66
5:43AM
0.80
5:58PM
0.77
6:23AM
0.92
6:36PM
0.90
7:07AM
1.03
7:20PM
1.03
7:59AM
1.12

Note: the tide data above is for Waitara River Entrance, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waitara Bar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waitara Bar blow from the SSE

Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
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