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Waitarere ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Waitarere Surf Forecast / Wanganui-Manawatu / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Saturday 15 May 2021 NZST
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Waitarere surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waitarere sea temperature is 16.5 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.1 min: 13.7 °C)
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Waitarere surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waitarere sea temperature is 16.5 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.2 max: 16.1 min: 13.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waitarere (light winds from the NW at Otaki 22 km from Waitarere).

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22 km away, 50 min ago

Light
10 km/h
NW
14.0
16.5
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waitarere this week:

The surf forecast for Waitarere over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 14s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 20s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waitarere in the next 12 days are 4.0m 9s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 10s period and expected on Saturday (May 22) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Sun 16th May)5ft (1.6m) 8s
Best Surf 3PM (Wed 19th May)11ft (3.5m) 9s
Most Powerful 9AM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waitarere 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
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
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2.2
WNW
1.4
NW
1.3
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.6
WNW
1.9
NW
3.5
WNW
3
WNW
3.5
WNW
3
W
4
W
3.5
W
1.9
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
1.8
WNW
2
WNW
2
WNW
1.2
WNW
0.3
W
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.3
W
0.9
SSW
0.4
W
1.3
S
1.6
S
0.3
W
1.5
S
0.2
W
1.4
S
1.1
S
0.9
SSW
0.3
W
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5252601973063774671885995185213282216178752216713130636033012328717565613156821051573712415108553645
20
WNW
15
N
20
NNW
10
NNE
10
NNE
25
NW
35
WNW
30
W
35
W
35
W
40
WNW
15
SW
10
ENE
10
NE
10
NNW
15
N
25
NW
30
NW
10
SW
5
ESE
5
SE
10
ESE
10
NE
0
SW
15
SSE
20
SSE
25
S
30
SSW
20
SSW
25
SSW
25
SSW
20
SW
15
WSW
10
W
5
E
5
W
oncrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
offcross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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11:45PM
2.21
12:02PM
2.08
12:25AM
2.13
12:47PM
1.99
1:13AM
2.04
1:42PM
1.90
2:11AM
1.97
2:46PM
1.86
3:17AM
1.94
3:49PM
1.86
4:21AM
1.98
4:52PM
1.92
5:20AM
2.06
5:54PM
2.02
6:17AM
2.18
6:53PM
2.17
7:12AM
2.30
7:48PM
2.32
8:06AM
2.40
8:37PM
2.46
8:58AM
2.47
9:25PM
2.55
9:48AM
2.49
6:43AM
0.54
6:56PM
0.53
7:27AM
0.62
7:40PM
0.62
8:19AM
0.68
8:32PM
0.69
9:17AM
0.71
9:35PM
0.72
10:19AM
0.68
10:41PM
0.69
11:22AM
0.58
11:46PM
0.60
12:24PM
0.45
12:49AM
0.46
1:22PM
0.28
1:47AM
0.31
2:15PM
0.13
2:40AM
0.17
3:05PM
0.02
3:30AM
0.07
3:54PM
-0.03
4:19AM
0.04
4:42PM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Manawatu River Entrance, New Zealand which is 10 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waitarere.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waitarere blow from the E

Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
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-7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:26--7:28-
--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NE on Sun night, fresh winds from the WNW by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 11°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Tue night, calm by Wed afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri night, min 6°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun afternoon, fresh winds from the S by Mon afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Wed morning, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Waitarere Surf forecast

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

Are you planning a holiday in Wanganui and the Manawatu? If you are looking for accommodation near Waitarere, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Wanganui and the Manawatu, consider staying in Levin which is 11 km (7 miles) away. Other places in and around Wanganui and the Manawatu where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Palmerston North which is 43 km (27 miles) away, Paraparaumu, Masterton and Upper Hutt.