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Whiritoa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.3

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Whiritoa Surf Forecast / Coromandel / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 NZST
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Whiritoa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whiritoa sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.8 min: 16.0 °C)
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Whiritoa surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whiritoa sea temperature is 18.5 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 17.6 max: 18.8 min: 16.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Coromandel

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Whangamata Bar are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (light winds from the SE at Golden Valley WXT 15 km from Whangamata Bar).

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Actual: 55 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
SE
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whiritoa this week:

The surf forecast for Whiritoa over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.1m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 1.5m and 6s. Another secondary swell of 0.1m and 6s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whiritoa in the next 12 days are 2.1m 7s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Sunday (May 16) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 7s
Best Surf 6AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 7s
Most Powerful 6AM (Sat 15th May)7ft (2.1m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whiritoa 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
Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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0.8
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.9
E
1.1
ESE
1
SE
0.6
E
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
1.5
N
1.2
NNE
0.8
NNE
0.9
N
0.9
N
1.7
NNW
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
1
N
0.4
NE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
ENE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.6
NNE
2
ENE
4.5
E
4
NE
3.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
0.9
ENE
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53477377473629312381517178822391661198255812644403319181717122037512483241192881394136
10
WSW
25
SE
20
SSE
20
SSE
10
SSW
5
WSW
10
N
20
N
15
W
15
WSW
5
W
10
NNW
20
NNW
20
WNW
20
WSW
20
WSW
15
WNW
20
NW
25
WNW
30
WSW
15
WSW
25
WSW
15
WSW
15
WSW
20
WSW
10
W
10
SE
10
ESE
10
E
15
SE
15
SE
25
SSE
30
SSE
30
SSE
35
SSE
25
SSE
cross-
off
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
glasscrosscrossoffoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross
7:36PM
1.70
7:46AM
1.66
8:16PM
1.72
8:26AM
1.65
8:56PM
1.72
9:06AM
1.63
9:36PM
1.71
9:47AM
1.60
10:17PM
1.68
10:28AM
1.56
10:59PM
1.65
11:11AM
1.53
11:42PM
1.64
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
1:43AM
0.35
1:59PM
0.23
2:24AM
0.35
2:38PM
0.24
3:05AM
0.36
3:18PM
0.26
3:46AM
0.38
3:57PM
0.29
4:27AM
0.41
4:38PM
0.32
5:10AM
0.43
5:21PM
0.35
5:56AM
0.45
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

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

Wed
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Mon
24
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
heavy rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
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5:19--5:17--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri night. Warm (max 21°C on Wed afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Wed night, calm by Fri morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 21°C on Sat afternoon, min 11°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue night, light winds from the SE by Fri morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the ESE on Fri afternoon, fresh winds from the SSE by Sun night).

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Information about the Whiritoa Surf forecast

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

Whiritoa is 51 km (32 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.