Piha surf forecast


Current Observations



Forecast wind & wave conditions

Extended forecast









Every 6 hours

Surf quality
Max Gust in kts
Avg wind speed in kts
Wind direction
Wave height in m
Set face in m
Period in seconds
Chop height in m
Sea height in m
Sea direction
Swell height in m
Swell direction

The daily rating is the best rating as forecast for that day. The forecast wind and waves above have been automatically generated by MetOcean Solutions Ltd's computer weather modeling system and have not been moderated by MetService forecasters. They may vary from those in the corresponding coastal or recreational marine forecast produced by our forecast team.

Explanation of terms:

Chop: represents the locally generated short-period (<8s) waves. They can be dangerous for smaller vessels as they are unpredictable and could make navigation uncomfortable.

Sea: (or Significant Wave Height) the combination of the various groundswells and chops making your local sea state. It is not a straight forward sum of Swell+Chop.

Swell: represents the groundswell that has travelled a great distance from its generation area. It's clearly identified as a surfable wave and what would make a big vessel roll slowly.

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Tide times and heights

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