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Waiwakaiho Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 30 Nov 2022 NZDT
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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 18.0 °C (Statistics for 30 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.5 min: 14.5 °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 18.0 °C (Statistics for 30 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.5 min: 14.5 °C)

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Waiwakaiho this week:

The surf forecast for Waiwakaiho over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Nov 30) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 1.7m and 7s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waiwakaiho in the next 12 days are 4.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Dec 01) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 3s period and expected on Saturday (Dec 03) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Wed 30th Nov)3ft (0.9m) 15s
Best Surf 7AM (Thu 1st Dec)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 4AM (Thu 1st Dec)15ft (4.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waiwakaiho over the next 12 days.

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Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sun
11
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
010020221352400010200533331100121322
Swell
Height Map
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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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
NW
0.9
WSW
2.1
WNW
3.5
W
3.5
W
3.5
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
2
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
1.5
NNW
1.3
NNW
0.9
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period(s) (?)71581012121015814171615141387131214141313131312111166171615141413
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)31437648126003925296619302701878492246520081620155617606123109008266534801949434711546299227126165130433575679638396299
Wind
(km/h)
30
NNW
20
WNW
30
WSW
25
WSW
25
SW
35
WSW
30
SW
30
SW
30
WSW
15
SSE
15
SSE
25
SW
10
SW
30
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
30
W
35
SW
20
SSE
20
SSE
10
WSW
10
SE
5
NNE
10
W
10
NW
15
N
15
N
20
NE
25
ENE
30
NE
20
ENE
15
NW
10
N
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
offcrosscrosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
crossoffoffcrossoffcross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
oncross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
3:15AM
2.64
3:48PM
2.81
4:26AM
2.54
4:58PM
2.72
5:40AM
2.52
6:07PM
2.70
6:48AM
2.58
7:09PM
2.72
7:46AM
2.68
8:03PM
2.76
8:35AM
2.79
8:50PM
2.80
9:19AM
2.88
9:32PM
2.84
9:58AM
2.95
10:12PM
2.86
10:36AM
2.99
10:50PM
2.86
11:13AM
3.00
11:27PM
2.84
11:50AM
2.97
12:05AM
2.79
12:28PM
2.91
Low Tide
/ height (m)
9:32AM
0.52
10:18PM
0.53
10:40AM
0.62
11:26PM
0.56
11:49AM
0.65
12:30AM
0.53
12:54PM
0.63
1:28AM
0.46
1:52PM
0.57
2:18AM
0.40
2:43PM
0.50
3:04AM
0.34
3:28PM
0.45
3:45AM
0.31
4:10PM
0.41
4:24AM
0.30
4:49PM
0.40
5:02AM
0.32
5:27PM
0.41
5:39AM
0.36
6:05PM
0.46
6:17AM
0.42
6:44PM
0.52

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

Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
Wednesday
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sun
11
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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Rain (mm)
11323---------------2--------1---11121-
Temp. °C171715141516151617131718141616151716151617121617131515151818161918171918
Low °C161615131515141516111517121515141615141615111416111415141718151717171818
Feels °C (?)1315101010999101013129999111011111171214101212131516151614131716
Sunrise-5:52--5:52--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50-
Sunset--8:30--8:31--8:32--8:34--8:35--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:38--8:39--8:39--8:40

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Tue night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue night, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Wed night, light winds from the SSW by Fri afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Fri night). Mainly fresh winds.

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

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NE on Sat afternoon, light winds from the SSW by Sun night).

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Information about the Waiwakaiho Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Waiwakaiho provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Waiwakaiho can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Waiwakaiho 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 (Waiwakaiho) 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 Waiwakaiho 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 Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Waiwakaiho, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 4 km (2 miles) away.