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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: 15.1 °C

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Saturday, 23 September 2017, 17:49 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.7
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Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 15
SW 10
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Wind State cross-
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Fairway Reef in Northland is a quite exposed reef break that has inconsistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. There is no reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

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 Cape Karikari, 19 km from Fairway Reef.

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Current weather near Fairway Reef

Overall Fairway Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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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:

Airports

  • 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.