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

Overall: 3.8

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Breaker Bay

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Breaker Bay photo

Breaker Bay

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A wave of his own, Breaker Bay photo

Breaker Bay

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Breaker Bay

Photo credit: rob

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:48 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 6 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SE 5
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Breaker Bay in Wellington is a reasonably exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest with some shelter here from northwest winds. The best swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wellington, New Zealand, 7 km from Breaker Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Breaker Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Miramar Wellington wx, 2 km from Breaker Bay.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
18.1 °C

Current weather near Breaker Bay

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 27 miles from Breaker Bay.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.457
Average period (s) 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.6

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Overall Breaker Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Breaker Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Breaker Bay is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Breaker Bay is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • Third is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Breaker Bay and is 131 km (81 miles) away.
Breaker Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Breaker Bay, Wellington. Use the tab navigation above to view Breaker Bay sea temperature, Breaker Bay photographs, Breaker Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Breaker Bay webcams, current wind from Wellington live weather stations and Breaker Bay 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 Breaker Bay.