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Fairway Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Fairway Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.1 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 14:15 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 15
NNW 20
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Fairway Reef in Northland is a fairly exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf Offshore winds are from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. There is no reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mangonui, New Zealand, 6 km from Fairway Reef.

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Fairway Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Doubtless Bay Far North District wx, 4 km from Fairway Reef.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
21.5 °C

Current weather near Fairway Reef

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 88 miles from Fairway Reef.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Average period (s) 8.2 8.5 8.7 8.1

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Overall Fairway Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ski Resorts closest to Fairway Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    303 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    318 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    322 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    323 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    480 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Fairway Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Fairway Reef is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fairway Reef is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 122 km (76 miles) away.
Fairway Reef break location map and break info

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