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Whangara Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Sunday 22 May 2022 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 16.5 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 18.1 min: 14.5 °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 16.5 °C (Statistics for 22 May 1981-2005 - mean: 16.6 max: 18.1 min: 14.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Whangara (light winds from the W at Gisborne Airport 21 km from Whangara).

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21 km away, 1 h 33 min ago

Light
13 km/h
W
21.1
16.5
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 Monday (May 23) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whangara in the next 12 days are 4.5m 18s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (May 26) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.5m 16s period and expected on Sunday (May 22) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Mon 23rd May)8ft (2.5m) 14s
Best Surf 6AM (Thu 26th May)13ft (4.0m) 18s
Most Powerful 9AM (Thu 26th May)15ft (4.5m) 18s

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
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
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
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3.5
S
3.5
S
3.5
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.3
S
2
S
2
S
0.9
SSE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
4.5
S
4
S
3
S
2.5
S
2.4
S
2.1
S
2.1
S
2.1
S
1.8
S
1.2
SSE
1.2
S
1.9
NNE
3
NE
2.5
NE
3.5
NNE
2.1
NE
2
NNE
1.8
NE
2
NNE
2.3
NNE
1
N
0.7
N
0.6
N
0.5
NE
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20
WNW
10
WNW
20
W
10
WNW
5
ESE
10
NW
5
NW
15
NE
15
WSW
10
W
5
SSW
15
SSW
15
S
15
SSW
15
SW
15
SW
20
SW
20
SW
15
SSW
10
SSW
5
SSW
5
NNE
15
NE
15
NNE
35
NNE
45
NE
30
NNE
10
NNW
15
N
15
N
10
N
10
NNW
10
N
20
SW
30
SW
35
SW
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
crossglassglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscrosscross
11:02AM
1.53
11:31PM
1.63
12:00PM
1.48
12:28AM
1.58
12:59PM
1.44
1:24AM
1.53
1:57PM
1.41
2:19AM
1.48
2:53PM
1.39
3:13AM
1.44
3:46PM
1.39
4:04AM
1.41
4:36PM
1.40
4:53AM
1.39
5:23PM
1.41
5:39AM
1.37
6:08PM
1.42
6:25AM
1.37
6:52PM
1.44
7:09AM
1.36
7:35PM
1.44
7:53AM
1.36
8:19PM
1.44
5:12PM
0.06
5:51AM
0.08
6:09PM
0.11
6:48AM
0.12
7:07PM
0.17
7:45AM
0.15
8:04PM
0.22
8:40AM
0.18
9:00PM
0.25
9:32AM
0.20
9:54PM
0.27
10:20AM
0.21
10:45PM
0.28
11:07AM
0.21
11:33PM
0.28
11:51AM
0.21
12:19AM
0.27
12:35PM
0.21
1:04AM
0.26
1:18PM
0.22
1:49AM
0.26
2:01PM
0.22
2:33AM
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

Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 18°C on Sun afternoon, min 9°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Wed afternoon, min 9°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Mon night. Very mild (max 17°C on Mon night, min 12°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, strong winds from the NNE by Mon night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Wed night, fresh winds from the SW by Thu afternoon).

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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.

Are you planning a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia? If you are looking for accommodation near Whangara, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Gisborne and Mahia, consider staying in Gisborne which is 22 km (14 miles) away.