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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 14.6 min: 12.2 °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 14.5 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 14.6 min: 12.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Whites Bay (light winds from the NE at Koromiko 9 km from Whites Bay).

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Actual: 38 min ago

Light
6 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Whites Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Whites Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.8m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Whites Bay in the next 12 days are 2.4m 12s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 25) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 6s period and expected on Friday (May 21) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Wed 19th May)6ft (1.8m) 14s
Best Surf 6PM (Tue 25th May)8ft (2.4m) 12s
Most Powerful 6PM (Tue 25th May)8ft (2.4m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Whites Bay 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
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
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
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
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1.8
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.5
S
1.3
SSE
1.2
SSE
1
SSE
0.8
SE
1.1
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.5
S
1.1
SSE
0.9
S
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.3
S
1.7
S
2.5
S
2.5
S
2.3
SSE
0.9
SSE
2.1
SSE
2.1
SSE
2.1
SSE
2.1
SSE
1.8
SSE
1.7
SSE
1.4
SE
1.1
SE
0.9
SE
1.5
ESE
1.8
ESE
1.8
ESE
1.8
ESE
1.6
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.4
ESE
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13251162628407300185190307551258159798666361806258806394971387139813681177829634396235115857122212221169875760601
10
W
5
NNW
10
W
5
WNW
10
NNE
10
WNW
10
WNW
20
WNW
15
SSE
15
SSE
10
SE
10
SSE
10
SSW
10
SE
10
S
15
SSE
30
SSE
25
SSE
20
SSE
5
SE
10
W
5
WSW
5
E
5
WSW
5
WNW
10
N
10
W
10
W
10
E
5
SW
5
SSW
5
SE
5
SSW
5
NW
15
NNW
15
NW
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
offoncross-
on
oncross-
on
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglassoncrossoffcross-
off
off
11:52AM
1.44
12:07AM
1.52
12:39PM
1.46
12:59AM
1.54
1:28PM
1.51
1:51AM
1.58
2:19PM
1.57
2:42AM
1.63
3:11PM
1.64
3:35AM
1.69
4:06PM
1.72
4:32AM
1.74
5:02PM
1.80
5:30AM
1.77
6:01PM
1.86
6:30AM
1.79
7:01PM
1.90
7:29AM
1.78
8:00PM
1.92
8:29AM
1.77
8:57PM
1.91
9:27AM
1.75
9:52PM
1.86
5:53PM
0.49
6:28AM
0.45
6:43PM
0.45
7:18AM
0.41
7:35PM
0.41
8:08AM
0.35
8:28PM
0.36
8:58AM
0.30
9:24PM
0.32
9:49AM
0.26
10:23PM
0.28
10:44AM
0.24
11:21PM
0.25
11:42AM
0.22
12:20AM
0.23
12:41PM
0.21
1:20AM
0.22
1:39PM
0.21
2:19AM
0.22
2:36PM
0.22
3:16AM
0.24
3:32PM
0.24

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

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
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12131012138913101010881089111098568679781089109101211
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7:28--7:28--7:30--7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--
-5:10--5:09--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:06--5:05--5:05--5:04--5:04-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 12°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 8°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Whites Bay Surf forecast

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

Whites Bay is 16 km (10 miles) from the city of Blenheim. If you plan a holiday in Kaikoura and Marlborough, look for hotels and other accommodation in Blenheim. Blenheim has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.