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Whananaki bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.3

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Whananaki bar Surf Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 14 May 2021 NZST
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Whananaki bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whananaki bar sea temperature is 18.8 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.0 min: 16.1 °C)
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Whananaki bar surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whananaki bar sea temperature is 18.8 °C (Statistics for 14 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.0 min: 16.1 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Whananaki bar are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (strong winds from the NE at Tutukaka Harbour AWS 12 km from Whananaki bar).

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Actual: 38 min ago

Strong
48 km/h
NE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whananaki bar this week:

The surf forecast for Whananaki bar over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 11s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whananaki bar in the next 12 days are 0.9m 11s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 17) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.0m 7s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Mon 17th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 11s
Best Surf 3AM (Mon 17th May)2.5ft (0.8m) 11s
Most Powerful 9AM (Mon 17th May)3ft (0.9m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whananaki bar 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
Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
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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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0.6
NE
0.4
SE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.9
NNE
0.6
ENE
0.6
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.4
NE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
NE
0.9
ESE
0.8
E
0.5
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.8
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.2
ENE
3
ESE
2.2
SE
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6731544854708273195195146112533141393838321722202932324164443258741202463181380753
25
N
30
N
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
WSW
10
NNW
20
NNW
15
NW
20
W
15
WSW
15
WNW
25
NW
30
SW
15
W
20
WNW
25
WSW
10
WSW
10
SW
0
ENE
10
SW
10
WSW
5
SSE
15
SSW
10
SSE
20
E
10
SSE
10
SSW
15
ESE
10
SW
10
SW
10
SSE
10
SSW
25
ESE
35
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
on
crossononcross-
on
on
9:25PM
1.95
9:34AM
1.82
10:05PM
1.92
10:14AM
1.78
10:46PM
1.89
10:56AM
1.73
11:29PM
1.85
11:40AM
1.69
12:15AM
1.82
12:29PM
1.66
1:04AM
1.82
1:24PM
1.65
1:57AM
1.84
2:23PM
1.68
2:52AM
1.88
3:25PM
1.75
3:48AM
1.94
4:25PM
1.86
4:44AM
2.02
5:22PM
1.98
5:39AM
2.09
6:18PM
2.11
6:33AM
2.15
3:34AM
0.40
3:45PM
0.28
4:15AM
0.44
4:25PM
0.32
4:57AM
0.48
5:06PM
0.36
5:41AM
0.51
5:51PM
0.41
6:29AM
0.53
6:39PM
0.44
7:22AM
0.52
7:33PM
0.45
8:18AM
0.47
8:31PM
0.44
9:15AM
0.39
9:31PM
0.40
10:11AM
0.28
10:31PM
0.34
11:06AM
0.16
11:29PM
0.26
11:59AM
0.04
12:25AM
0.18

Note: the tide data above is for Moureeses which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whananaki bar.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Whananaki bar blow from the NW

Fri
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wed
26
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cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
light rain
cloudy
partially cloudy
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5:27--5:25--5:24--5:24--5:23--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:21--5:21--5:20--5:20--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 15°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Fri night, calm by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 18°C on Fri afternoon, min 12°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sun night, fresh winds from the ESE by Tue afternoon).

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Information about the Whananaki bar Surf forecast

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

Whananaki bar is 27 km (17 miles) from the city of Whangarei. If you plan a holiday in Northland, look for hotels and other accommodation in Whangarei. Whangarei has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.