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Daniels Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.9

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Daniels Reef

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Monday, 17 June 2019, 23:49 Local time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 9 9 9 4
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 20
WSW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Daniels Reef in Northland is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Daniels Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Red Beach, 35 km from Daniels Reef.


Air temperature
12.1 °C

Current weather near Daniels Reef

Overall Daniels Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Ski Resorts closest to Daniels Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    206 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    211 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    211 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    212 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    399 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Daniels Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Daniels Reef is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Daniels Reef is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Daniels Reef and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
Daniels Reef break location map and break info

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