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Browns Bay Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Browns Bay Bar Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.7 °C

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 10:29 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
NE 15
NE 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Browns Bay Bar in Auckland is a very sheltered river break. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. There is no river break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Murrays Bay, New Zealand, 2 km from Browns Bay Bar.

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Browns Bay Bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rothesay Bay Auckland wx, 1 km from Browns Bay Bar.


Air temperature
23.7 °C

Current weather near Browns Bay Bar

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 59 miles from Browns Bay Bar.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 6.4 6.2 6.6 6.4

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Overall Browns Bay Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Ski Resorts closest to Browns Bay Bar:

  • Closest ski area
    179 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    182 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    183 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    185 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    370 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Browns Bay Bar:


  • The closest passenger airport to Browns Bay Bar is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Browns Bay Bar is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Browns Bay Bar and is 178 km (111 miles) away.
Browns Bay Bar break location map and break info

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