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West Shore Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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West Shore Beach Surf Forecast / Hawkes Bay / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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West Shore Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's West Shore Beach sea temperature is 15.9 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.8 min: 14.6 °C)
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West Shore Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's West Shore Beach sea temperature is 15.9 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 16.8 min: 14.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at West Shore Beach (fresh winds from the W at Napier Airport 3 km from West Shore Beach).

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Actual: 59 min ago

Strong
37 km/h
W
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for West Shore Beach this week:

The surf forecast for West Shore Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 20) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at West Shore Beach in the next 12 days are 1.3m 11s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 25) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 10s period and expected on Tuesday (May 25) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Thu 20th May)1.5ft (0.5m) 11s
Best Surf 3PM (Mon 24th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 11s
Most Powerful 3PM (Tue 25th May)4.5ft (1.3m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for West Shore Beach 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
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0.2
E
0.2
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
0.5
SE
0.4
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.5
SE
0.1
E
0.6
SE
0.7
SE
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.3
E
0.6
E
1.3
ESE
1
SE
1.2
SE
1.3
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
1.1
SE
1
SE
1
SE
1.1
SE
1
SE
0.9
SE
0.9
ESE
1.4
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.3
ESE
1.1
ESE
1
ESE
0.9
ESE
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882257258868552302912012716199373106241389246263258224237273224173313680802791553421351257
30
W
20
W
5
WNW
5
W
10
E
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
ENE
10
SW
20
S
25
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
25
S
25
SSE
25
SSE
10
SW
10
W
10
E
10
W
10
W
10
ENE
5
WNW
5
WNW
10
ENE
10
WSW
10
W
10
ESE
10
W
5
WNW
10
ENE
5
WNW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassonoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glass
11:01AM
1.44
11:20PM
1.53
11:47AM
1.44
12:11AM
1.54
12:38PM
1.46
1:03AM
1.57
1:32PM
1.51
1:56AM
1.62
2:28PM
1.59
2:50AM
1.69
3:24PM
1.69
3:47AM
1.76
4:20PM
1.80
4:45AM
1.82
5:18PM
1.90
5:44AM
1.86
6:16PM
1.98
6:43AM
1.88
7:14PM
2.02
7:42AM
1.87
8:10PM
2.01
8:39AM
1.84
9:05PM
1.96
5:07PM
0.36
5:42AM
0.30
5:56PM
0.32
6:31AM
0.27
6:48PM
0.29
7:21AM
0.23
7:43PM
0.25
8:12AM
0.20
8:40PM
0.22
9:06AM
0.18
9:39PM
0.18
10:04AM
0.16
10:37PM
0.14
11:03AM
0.14
11:35PM
0.11
12:01PM
0.12
12:33AM
0.09
12:57PM
0.11
1:33AM
0.07
1:53PM
0.10
2:31AM
0.07
2:49PM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for Napier, New Zealand which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for West Shore Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at West Shore Beach blow from the SW

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
light rain
light rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
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7:11--7:13--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--7:20--7:20--
-5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59--4:59--4:58--4:58-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Wed afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Sat morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Tue morning, min 7°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the West Shore Beach Surf forecast

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

West Shore Beach is 9 km (6 miles) from the city of Napier. If you plan a holiday in Hawkes Bay, look for hotels and other accommodation in Napier. Napier has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.