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Black Swamp ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Black Swamp Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.7 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 07:13 Local time
Thursday 21
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 15
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Black Swamp in Northland is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Ideal winds are from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Sharks have been reported here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Black Swamp Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 28 km from Black Swamp.

moderate winds from the ESE

Air temperature
19.9 °C

Current weather near Black Swamp

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 17 miles from Black Swamp.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Average period (s) 6.3 6.2 6 5.6

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Overall Black Swamp Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Ski Resorts closest to Black Swamp:

  • Closest ski area
    221 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    222 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    225 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    226 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    408 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Black Swamp:


  • The closest passenger airport to Black Swamp is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Black Swamp is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Black Swamp and is 203 km (126 miles) away.
Black Swamp break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Black Swamp, Northland. Use the tab navigation above to view Black Swamp sea temperature, Black Swamp photographs, Black Swamp detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Black Swamp webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Black Swamp tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Black Swamp.