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Great Exhibition Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Great Exhibition Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 23.4 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 15:44 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SSW 10
S 15
Wind State cross-
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Great Exhibition Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Great Exhibition Bay (0 km).

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Great Exhibition Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pukenui wx, 20 km from Great Exhibition Bay.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
25.3 °C

Current weather near Great Exhibition Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 121 miles from Great Exhibition Bay.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.8
Average period (s) 5.5 5.9 5.4 5.1

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Overall Great Exhibition Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Ski Resorts closest to Great Exhibition Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    326 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    345 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    350 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    351 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    499 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Great Exhibition Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Great Exhibition Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Great Exhibition Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 173 km (107 miles) away.
Great Exhibition Bay break location map and break info

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