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White Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 2.9

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White Rock Surf Forecast / Wairarapa / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Saturday 15 May 2021 NZST
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White Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's White Rock sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.0 min: 12.5 °C)
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White Rock surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's White Rock sea temperature is 15.4 °C (Statistics for 15 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.0 min: 12.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at White Rock (light winds from the NNE at Ngawi AWS 13 km from White Rock).

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Actual: 38 min ago

Light
11 km/h
NNE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for White Rock this week:

The surf forecast for White Rock over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (May 16) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 8s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at White Rock in the next 12 days are 4.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 3.0m 7s period and expected on Tuesday (May 18) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Sun 16th May)3ft (0.9m) 8s
Best Surf 6PM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 13s
Most Powerful 3PM (Wed 19th May)13ft (4.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for White Rock 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
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.186.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.210.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.234.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.258.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.282.cc23
1
E
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1
SSW
1
S
2.5
SSW
3
SSW
2.5
SSW
4
SSW
3
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.2
S
1.4
S
1.2
S
1.7
S
1.8
S
1.3
SSE
1.1
S
1.4
SSW
1
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
3
SSW
4
S
4
S
4
S
4.5
S
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SSE
4.5
ESE
3.5
ESE
3.5
ESE
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150237286427419444259324770213731576804224353027345731362711215283477882833734678552710285229424084572064206230578234293004
5
NE
25
NNW
25
NNW
15
N
15
N
15
NNW
40
NW
25
W
5
ESE
40
NW
30
WNW
20
SSW
10
N
5
N
5
E
10
N
30
NW
40
NW
25
S
15
SSE
10
SE
10
N
10
N
10
S
40
S
40
SSW
45
SSW
45
SSW
45
SW
50
SW
45
SW
35
SSW
40
SW
35
SW
20
SW
10
WSW
glassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offoffcross-
on
ononcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross
8:23AM
1.24
8:41PM
1.37
9:06AM
1.23
9:24PM
1.36
9:49AM
1.22
10:07PM
1.37
10:32AM
1.23
10:51PM
1.38
11:18AM
1.26
11:38PM
1.40
12:05PM
1.30
12:27AM
1.43
12:56PM
1.36
1:20AM
1.47
1:50PM
1.43
2:15AM
1.49
2:46PM
1.51
3:12AM
1.52
3:43PM
1.58
4:11AM
1.54
4:41PM
1.65
5:10AM
1.54
5:39PM
1.69
2:17AM
0.25
2:24PM
0.29
3:01AM
0.26
3:07PM
0.30
3:45AM
0.27
3:50PM
0.30
4:28AM
0.26
4:34PM
0.29
5:12AM
0.25
5:20PM
0.26
5:58AM
0.22
6:10PM
0.22
6:47AM
0.17
7:04PM
0.18
7:38AM
0.13
8:01PM
0.12
8:31AM
0.08
9:00PM
0.07
9:26AM
0.03
9:59PM
0.02
10:22AM
-0.00
11:00PM
-0.02
11:19AM
-0.03

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at White Rock blow from the NNW

Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thu
27
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
light rain
cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainrain shwrsclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearlight raincloudylight rainlight rainlight rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclear
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1115151414131310101212118111211161510119781099888991010111110
121415131313121111111310101515141514121111611107544346668911
-7:20--7:20--7:22--7:22--7:24--7:24--7:26--7:26--7:28--7:28--7:28--7:30-
--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:04--5:04--5:02--5:01--5:00--5:00--5:00--4:59

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun morning, min 10°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, near gales from the NW by Mon night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Some drizzle, heaviest during Wed morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WNW on Tue night, calm by Wed night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri night, min 7°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun morning, strong winds from the SSW by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Tue morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SW on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the White Rock Surf forecast

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

White Rock is 56 km (35 miles) from Lower Hutt. If you plan a holiday in The Wairarapa, look for hotels and other accommodation in Lower Hutt. Lower Hutt has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.