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Whites Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Whites Bay Surf Forecast / Kaikoura and Marlborough / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 22 Apr 2021 NZST
Forecast update in  hr  min  s Update imminent
Whites Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whites Bay sea temperature is 15.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 15.8 min: 13.7 °C)
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Whites Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Whites Bay sea temperature is 15.1 °C (Statistics for 22 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 14.7 max: 15.8 min: 13.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Kaikoura and Marlborough

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become very light (calm at Mt Isobel Place 81 km from Mangamaunu). Surf should be turning clean at Mangamaunu.

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Clean
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How big are the waves at Whites Bay today?

The current surf forecast for Whites Bay at 4AM is: 0.8m 8s primary swell from a Southeast direction and 0.3m 10s secondary swell from a South direction (forecast issued at 11:00pm April 22). An open ocean swell of 0.4m 3s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (23 Apr)2.5ft (0.8m)8s
Afternoon (23 Apr)2ft (0.6m)9s
Evening (23 Apr)2.5ft (0.7m)10s

Table - waves today at Whites Bay. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
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0.8
SSE
0.9
SE
0.8
SE
0.8
SE
0.8
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.7
SE
0.7
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
S
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.3
SSE
1.5
S
1.8
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.6
SSE
1.4
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.2
S
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.2
S
0.2
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.6
S
0.5
S
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10
WNW
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
NW
15
NW
25
NNW
25
NW
15
NNW
15
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
15
W
10
W
5
NNE
5
E
5
S
5
WSW
5
SSW
5
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
0
N
10
NE
5
NE
5
W
10
WSW
10
W
10
WNW
15
WNW
15
NW
20
NW
15
WNW
15
WSW
10
SSW
10
S
20
SSE
20
SSE
15
SSE
20
SSE
25
SSE
15
SSE
10
SSW
5
WSW
10
WNW
10
WNW
15
NW
15
NNW
10
NNW
10
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
10
WSW
5
SSW
10
ESE
10
E
5
ESE
5
SSE
5
SSE
10
S
10
SSE
offcross-
off
offoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrossglasscross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
on
2:21AM
1.57
2:50PM
1.54
3:11AM
1.63
3:40PM
1.61
4:01AM
1.69
4:30PM
1.69
4:54AM
1.74
5:23PM
1.76
5:49AM
1.79
6:19PM
1.82
6:47AM
1.81
7:19PM
1.87
7:46AM
1.80
8:20PM
1.90
8:05PM
0.45
8:38AM
0.39
8:56PM
0.39
9:26AM
0.33
9:50PM
0.32
10:15AM
0.28
10:45PM
0.26
11:08AM
0.24
11:41PM
0.22
12:04PM
0.21
12:37AM
0.19
1:02PM
0.20
1:35AM
0.20
1:59PM
0.21
2:35AM
0.22

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

Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
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