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Waiwakaiho ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Waiwakaiho Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Waiwakaiho surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waiwakaiho sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.2 min: 14.4 °C)
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Waiwakaiho surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Waiwakaiho sea temperature is 17.7 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.2 max: 17.2 min: 14.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Taranaki

  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-onshore wind has turned cross-shore at Fitzroy Beach (fresh winds from the SW at New Plymouth 8 km from Fitzroy Beach).

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Actual: 40 min ago

Moderate
30 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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How big are the waves at Waiwakaiho today?

The current surf forecast for Waiwakaiho at 3PM is: 5.0m 11s primary swell from a West-southwest direction (forecast issued at 05:00am May 18). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (18 May)13ft (4.0m)9s
Afternoon (18 May)16ft (5.0m)11s
Evening (18 May)16ft (5.0m)12s

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

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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2.4
WNW
3.5
WNW
4
W
4.5
W
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.6
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
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35
NW
40
W
45
WSW
45
WSW
40
WSW
40
WSW
40
WSW
40
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
40
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
30
SW
30
SW
20
SW
20
SW
20
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SW
15
WSW
15
WSW
15
W
15
W
15
W
15
WSW
15
WSW
20
SW
20
SW
25
SSE
25
SSE
30
SE
30
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
30
SE
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
30
SE
30
SE
35
SE
35
SE
30
SE
25
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSE
15
SSE
30
SE
30
SE
30
SSE
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
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on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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1:35AM
2.62
1:58PM
2.44
2:30AM
2.55
3:00PM
2.39
3:33AM
2.55
4:09PM
2.41
4:38AM
2.62
5:16PM
2.53
5:41AM
2.75
6:18PM
2.71
6:39AM
2.92
7:13PM
2.92
7:33AM
3.10
8:05PM
3.13
8:24AM
3.23
7:51AM
0.78
8:09PM
0.77
8:50AM
0.82
9:10PM
0.82
9:56AM
0.79
10:18PM
0.79
11:02AM
0.67
11:24PM
0.69
12:03PM
0.49
12:25AM
0.53
12:59PM
0.29
1:21AM
0.34
1:50PM
0.10
2:13AM
0.17

Note: the tide data above is for New Plymouth which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Waiwakaiho.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Waiwakaiho blow from the SE

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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