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Manukau Recreational Forecast
Nearby coastal warnings: Nil for Raglan
Today: Southwest 15 knots. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. Southwest swell 1 metre.
Thursday: Southwest 15 knots, easing to 10 knots late evening. Sea slight. Cloudy periods. A few light showers from late afternoon. Southwest swell 1 metre rising to 1.5 metres for a time.
Friday: Southwest 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots in the evening. Fine. Southwest swell rising to 2 metres.
Saturday: Variable 5 knots becoming northerly 10 knots for a time. Fine, a few showers developing. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres.
Sunday: Variable 5 knots, becoming westerly 10 knots early. Cloud lowering and drizzle developing later. Southwest swell 1.5 metres easing to 1 metre.
Issued: 4:47pm Wed, 6 Dec
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Updates and amendments may be issued at any time.
Port Waikato Heads 3x Day Forecast
Port Waikato, this spot has more than your average west coast beach break, with some seriously beach break peaks, a gnarly reef and a sheltered bay for when the swell is maxing out everywhere else. The beach break has your usual array of heavy, west coast peaks that are best surfed at high tide. When the banks line up right though, it can turn into an almost point like set up, with exceptionally good lefts offering rides that will make your thighs burn. Walk out along the rocks at the south end when the swell is 4ft of more to get to the reef, which is a seriously heavy wave, breaking left over some sharp and shallow rocks. The bay at the south end, between the cliffs and an outcrop of rocks can also get good, and at lower tides this can be a great option when the rest of the west coast is maxing out. Theres a pretty dedicated local scene down here so surf respectfully.