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Whakatane Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 1.9
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.2

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Whakatane Heads Surf Forecast / Bay of Plenty / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 NZST
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Whakatane Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whakatane Heads sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.8 min: 15.9 °C)
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Whakatane Heads surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whakatane Heads sea temperature is 17.9 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.7 max: 18.8 min: 15.9 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Bay of Plenty

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Whakatane Heads (calm at Whakatane 3 km from Whakatane Heads).

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Actual: 36 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
Clean
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How big are the waves at Whakatane Heads today?

The current surf forecast for Whakatane Heads at 11AM is: 1.2m 6s primary swell from a North direction and 0.1m 11s secondary swell from a North direction (forecast issued at 05:00am May 12). The wind direction is predicted to be glassy and the swell rating is 2.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (12 May)4ft (1.2m)6s
Afternoon (12 May)3.5ft (1.1m)6s
Evening (12 May)2.5ft (0.8m)6s

Table - waves today at Whakatane Heads. (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
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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1.5
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.2
N
1.1
N
1.1
N
0.8
NNW
0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.7
NE
0.6
N
0.5
N
0.4
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
1
N
1.3
NNW
1.4
N
1.4
N
1.4
N
1.2
N
1.1
N
1
N
0.9
N
0.9
N
0.8
N
1.3
NNW
2.1
NNW
2.1
NW
2
NW
1.7
NW
1.3
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.1
NW
0.9
NW
1
NW
1.2
NW
1.6
NW
1.7
NNW
2
NNW
2.3
NNW
2
NNW
1.6
NNW
1.3
NNW
1.1
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
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15
NW
10
WNW
5
W
5
WNW
15
SE
15
SSE
20
SE
25
SSE
25
SSE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
SSE
20
S
20
S
20
SSE
15
S
15
SSE
5
SSW
10
WNW
10
WNW
5
W
5
W
5
NNW
10
NNE
10
ESE
10
SSE
5
WNW
10
W
5
SSW
5
SW
10
SSW
5
SSW
0
SSW
5
N
10
NNW
25
NNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
25
WSW
15
W
15
W
20
W
20
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
20
WNW
20
WNW
25
NW
30
WNW
20
W
25
W
25
W
25
W
20
W
20
W
15
WSW
10
W
15
W
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
offglasscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
offglassoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
crosscross
7:08AM
1.68
7:38PM
1.73
7:48AM
1.68
8:16PM
1.75
8:28AM
1.67
8:52PM
1.76
9:09AM
1.67
9:30PM
1.75
9:49AM
1.66
10:10PM
1.74
10:29AM
1.66
10:55PM
1.73
11:10AM
1.66
11:42PM
1.72
11:54AM
1.65
1:17AM
0.43
1:37PM
0.30
1:58AM
0.44
2:14PM
0.30
2:37AM
0.44
2:50PM
0.32
3:16AM
0.45
3:27PM
0.35
3:56AM
0.47
4:06PM
0.39
4:38AM
0.49
4:48PM
0.42
5:23AM
0.52
5:32PM
0.44
6:12AM
0.54

Note: the tide data above is for Whakatane, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whakatane Heads.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Whakatane Heads blow from the S

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
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