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Goat Island Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 1.9

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Goat Island Reef Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.6 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14:09 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
ENE 15
ENE 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Goat Island Reef in Northland is an exposed beach and reef break The best wind direction is from the south with some shelter here from south winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. A reef breaks right. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Daniels Reef, 4 km from Goat Island Reef.

IS AT (local time)

Goat Island Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Red Beach, 39 km from Goat Island Reef.

wind obs. (6 kph from 47 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
26.8 °C

Current weather near Goat Island Reef

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 30 miles from Goat Island Reef.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Average period (s) 5.5 5.8 5.4 5.8

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Overall Goat Island Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Ski Resorts closest to Goat Island Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    209 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    213 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    213 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    214 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    401 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Goat Island Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Goat Island Reef is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Goat Island Reef is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Goat Island Reef and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
Goat Island Reef break location map and break info

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