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

Overall: 3.1

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Forestry Spot ID

Forestry 06/03/2015 - 07/03/2015 photo


Photo credit: Kentyne

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.9 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 04:22 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 20
SW 15
Wind State off off off off

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Forestry in Northland is an exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Forestry (0 km).

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Forestry Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP74, 23 km from Forestry.

moderate winds from the SSW

No report
Air temperature
21.0 °C

Current weather near Forestry

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 24 miles from Forestry.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 4.5 4.2 4.2 4

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Overall Forestry Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

The graph shows the variation of swells directed at Forestry through an average January... (show all text)

The rose diagram illustrates how frequently and how strongly the wind blows from differ... (show all text)

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Forestry Location Maps

Forestry Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Forestry:

  • Closest ski area
    214 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    216 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    218 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    219 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    403 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Forestry:


  • The closest passenger airport to Forestry is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Forestry is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Forestry and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
Forestry break location map and break info

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