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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Whangamata Estuary Surf Forecast / Coromandel / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Whangamata Estuary surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whangamata Estuary sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.3 min: 15.5 °C)
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Whangamata Estuary surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whangamata Estuary sea temperature is 18.3 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.4 max: 18.3 min: 15.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Whangamata Estuary (strong winds from the W at Golden Valley WXT 11 km from Whangamata Estuary).

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Actual: 55 min ago

Strong
44 km/h
W
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whangamata Estuary this week:

The surf forecast for Whangamata Estuary over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 26) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 12s. Another secondary swell of 0.7m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whangamata Estuary in the next 12 days are 3.5m 12s and forecast to arrive on Monday (May 24) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Wednesday (May 19) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Wed 26th May)3ft (0.9m) 10s
Best Surf 3AM (Wed 26th May)3ft (0.9m) 10s
Most Powerful 6AM (Mon 24th May)11ft (3.5m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whangamata Estuary 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.60.cc23
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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.2
ENE
0.2
ENE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.6
ESE
2
ESE
3
E
3
E
3.5
E
3
E
2.5
E
1.9
E
1.5
E
1.1
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.4
E
0.3
E
0.2
E
0.2
E
0.1
NE
0.1
E
0.1
E
1
N
1.2
NNE
1.3
NNE
2.1
NNE
2.1
NE
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20
W
25
WSW
15
SW
5
SSW
5
E
0
ESE
5
SSW
5
ENE
10
WSW
15
SE
25
SE
35
SE
40
SE
35
SE
35
SE
30
SE
30
SE
30
SSE
30
SE
30
SE
20
SSE
10
SW
10
SW
10
WSW
5
SSW
5
SSE
5
SSW
5
SW
5
ENE
5
W
5
WSW
5
ENE
0
S
5
E
10
NE
15
NNE
offoffcross-
off
glassglassglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
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on
cross
11:57AM
1.51
12:29AM
1.64
12:48PM
1.50
1:19AM
1.65
1:45PM
1.53
2:13AM
1.69
2:44PM
1.58
3:08AM
1.74
3:44PM
1.66
4:05AM
1.80
4:43PM
1.76
5:01AM
1.86
5:40PM
1.86
5:57AM
1.91
6:35PM
1.95
6:53AM
1.95
7:30PM
2.02
7:48AM
1.96
8:24PM
2.05
8:42AM
1.94
9:17PM
2.04
9:37AM
1.89
10:11PM
2.00
6:07PM
0.37
6:45AM
0.44
6:57PM
0.38
7:39AM
0.40
7:52PM
0.37
8:34AM
0.33
8:51PM
0.34
9:31AM
0.25
9:50PM
0.29
10:27AM
0.15
10:50PM
0.23
11:22AM
0.05
11:48PM
0.16
12:16PM
-0.03
12:45AM
0.10
1:10PM
-0.08
1:41AM
0.06
2:03PM
-0.09
2:36AM
0.05
2:56PM
-0.07
3:31AM
0.08
3:50PM
-0.02

Note: the tide data above is for Clark Island which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Whangamata Estuary.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Whangamata Estuary blow from the W

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
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
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7:11--7:11--7:11--7:13--7:13--7:15--7:15--7:16--7:16--7:18--7:18--7:18--
-5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:10--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed morning, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SE on Sat morning, strong winds from the SE by Sun morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 15°C on Tue afternoon, min 9°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Tue morning, calm by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri afternoon, min 10°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Whangamata Estuary Surf forecast

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

Whangamata Estuary is 56 km (35 miles) from the city of Tauranga. If you plan a holiday in The Coromandel, look for hotels and other accommodation in Tauranga. Tauranga has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.