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Whangara ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.7

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Whangara Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Monday 10 May 2021 NZST
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Whangara surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whangara sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.3 min: 15.4 °C)
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Whangara surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whangara sea temperature is 17.3 °C (Statistics for 10 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.1 max: 18.3 min: 15.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Whangara (fresh winds from the NW at Gisborne Airport 22 km from Whangara).

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22 km away, 1 h 33 min ago

Moderate
31 km/h
NW
23.3
17.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whangara this week:

The surf forecast for Whangara over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 11) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 6s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 9s. Another secondary swell of 0.2m and 16s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whangara in the next 12 days are 2.5m 10s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 13) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 7s period and expected on Wednesday (May 12) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Tue 11th May)3.5ft (1.0m) 6s
Best Surf 6AM (Thu 13th May)8ft (2.4m) 10s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 13th May)8ft (2.5m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whangara 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
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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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
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0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
S
1.1
N
1.3
N
0.4
NNE
2.5
S
2.3
S
2.4
S
1.9
SSE
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.9
SE
1.8
SE
1.6
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.6
ENE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.5
NE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
SE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.4
NE
0.9
SSW
3
S
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15
NNW
15
WNW
10
WNW
10
NNW
20
NNW
15
NNW
10
NNW
30
SW
30
S
5
NW
5
NNE
10
WNW
25
WSW
20
WSW
10
NW
20
NNE
10
N
10
NW
10
NNW
15
NW
15
WNW
15
NW
15
NW
15
NNW
20
WNW
20
SW
15
WSW
10
NW
10
NNE
25
WNW
15
W
30
SSW
35
SSW
30
SW
35
SW
25
SW
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off
offcross-
off
offcrosscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross
5:17PM
1.36
5:33AM
1.37
6:01PM
1.38
6:17AM
1.37
6:44PM
1.41
7:01AM
1.37
7:27PM
1.42
7:44AM
1.37
8:09PM
1.43
8:27AM
1.36
8:51PM
1.43
9:09AM
1.34
9:33PM
1.41
9:51AM
1.32
10:14PM
1.40
10:32AM
1.30
10:56PM
1.40
11:16AM
1.29
11:40PM
1.40
12:03PM
1.30
12:27AM
1.42
12:54PM
1.32
1:18AM
1.45
11:03AM
0.25
11:25PM
0.30
11:47AM
0.24
12:10AM
0.29
12:29PM
0.23
12:55AM
0.27
1:12PM
0.22
1:39AM
0.26
1:54PM
0.23
2:22AM
0.26
2:35PM
0.24
3:04AM
0.27
3:16PM
0.25
3:47AM
0.29
3:57PM
0.27
4:29AM
0.30
4:39PM
0.28
5:12AM
0.30
5:22PM
0.29
5:58AM
0.29
6:09PM
0.28
6:46AM
0.26
7:00PM
0.26

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

Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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6:56--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--
-5:08--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm (max 23°C on Mon afternoon, min 13°C on Wed afternoon). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sun morning, min 9°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very mild (max 18°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed morning, fresh winds from the SW by Fri morning).

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Information about the Whangara Surf forecast

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

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