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Waiwakaiho surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 25 Apr 2024 NZST
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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 17.9°C (Statistics for 25 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 °C max: 18.5 °C min: 16.0 °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 17.9°C (Statistics for 25 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 °C max: 18.5 °C min: 16.0 °C)


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 Friday (Apr 26) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waiwakaiho in the next 12 days are 3.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 27) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 6s period and expected on Friday (Apr 26) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Fri 26th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 14s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 27th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 14s
Most Powerful 6AM (Sat 27th Apr)10ft (3.0m) 14s

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

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Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tue
07
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
Rating
(10 max)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.5
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
SW
0.4
WSW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
Period(s) (?)161514121414141413131212111314141313131216141413131313151515141414131313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)1294217327632808382634562202126281758743633027036840239030936833027635759444736229921221521722922313613391678482
Wind
(km/h)
25
NW
25
W
30
SW
25
SSW
15
SSW
25
SW
10
ESE
10
E
10
NNE
15
E
10
E
5
NE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
ESE
10
SSE
15
SSE
20
S
10
S
10
S
5
W
10
ESE
10
E
10
ENE
10
E
10
ENE
10
N
15
NE
20
NE
20
N
10
N
20
NE
20
NNE
20
NNW
40
WSW
35
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
oncross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:47PM
3.02
10:59AM
2.93
11:21PM
2.98
11:35AM
2.85
11:58PM
2.90
12:14PM
2.74
12:40AM
2.79
1:00PM
2.62
1:30AM
2.68
1:56PM
2.49
2:32AM
2.59
3:06PM
2.41
3:45AM
2.58
4:26PM
2.43
5:01AM
2.66
5:42PM
2.55
6:08AM
2.81
6:45PM
2.75
7:05AM
2.99
7:38PM
2.96
7:57AM
3.15
8:27PM
3.15
8:44AM
3.25
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:56AM
0.35
5:11PM
0.29
5:33AM
0.41
5:48PM
0.37
6:14AM
0.51
6:30PM
0.48
7:00AM
0.62
7:20PM
0.61
7:56AM
0.71
8:19PM
0.71
9:03AM
0.76
9:29PM
0.76
10:17AM
0.72
10:42PM
0.71
11:27AM
0.58
11:50PM
0.58
12:29PM
0.38
12:51AM
0.40
1:24PM
0.17
1:45AM
0.23
2:13PM
0.01
2:35AM
0.09
3:00PM
-0.09
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
29
Tuesday
30
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tue
07
Sunrise-7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09--7:09--7:09--7:11--7:11-
Sunset--5:38--5:37--5:37--5:35--5:34--5:32--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:29--5:27--5:25
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Rain (mm)
931--------------24-----3-25232-2193-
Temp. °C171614131515131415141516151717151515151617131516151617161617161614161415
Feels °C (?)1212869101011131213141215151312121316171114151315161412141512111278

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu night, min 10°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Thu night, calm by Sun afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 47mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Mon afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Sun night, strong winds from the W by Mon 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.

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