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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 09 May 2021 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 18.0 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 17.8 min: 15.0 °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 18.0 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 17.8 min: 15.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Waiwakaiho (calm at NewtonStreet 1 km from Waiwakaiho).

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Actual: 43 min ago

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Clean
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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 Monday (May 10) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.9m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 15s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Waiwakaiho in the next 12 days are 3.5m 9s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 7s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Mon 10th May)6ft (1.9m) 7s
Best Surf 9AM (Wed 12th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 14s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sat 15th May)11ft (3.5m) 9s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Waiwakaiho 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
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
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2.1
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.9
NW
0.7
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.9
WSW
2.3
NW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
3.5
NNW
2.4
NW
1.1
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
W
2
W
2.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
2
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.5
WSW
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41937237518320732637163863782276551242940740823017790120189790444054012826285394589801289106816481003101115051197670
30
N
20
NNW
15
NW
10
N
10
NNW
25
N
30
N
35
N
20
NW
15
SSW
30
SSE
30
SE
25
SE
5
SSW
10
SE
10
E
5
N
20
N
30
NNE
40
NNE
30
WSW
20
SW
15
SW
10
NW
10
N
15
N
15
WNW
20
WSW
20
W
35
W
40
W
40
WSW
30
WSW
30
WSW
40
WSW
15
S
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
crosscrossoncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
8:38PM
2.84
8:50AM
2.88
9:13PM
2.92
9:25AM
2.92
9:46PM
2.98
9:59AM
2.93
10:20PM
2.99
10:33AM
2.90
10:55PM
2.97
11:08AM
2.84
11:30PM
2.90
11:44AM
2.74
12:08AM
2.81
12:23PM
2.64
12:49AM
2.71
1:07PM
2.53
1:35AM
2.62
1:58PM
2.44
2:30AM
2.55
3:00PM
2.39
3:33AM
2.55
4:09PM
2.41
2:26PM
0.41
2:44AM
0.47
3:01PM
0.33
3:19AM
0.40
3:35PM
0.28
3:54AM
0.37
4:08PM
0.27
4:29AM
0.37
4:42PM
0.31
5:04AM
0.42
5:16PM
0.37
5:40AM
0.49
5:53PM
0.46
6:19AM
0.59
6:32PM
0.57
7:02AM
0.69
7:17PM
0.68
7:51AM
0.78
8:09PM
0.77
8:50AM
0.82
9:10PM
0.82
9:56AM
0.79
10:18PM
0.79

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

Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
light rain
moderate rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
heavy rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
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7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--
-5:25--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:20--5:19--5:17--5:16--5:16--5:15-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 76mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue night, min 16°C on Sun morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Sun night, fresh winds from the N by Tue afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Wed night, calm by Fri afternoon).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Tue night. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue morning, min 8°C on Thu night). Mainly strong winds.

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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.