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Helena Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.6

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Helena Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Monday, 22 April 2019, 14:13 Local time
Monday 22Tue
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 6 6 11
Wind (km/h) 15
W 10
W 10
Wind State cross-

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Helena Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Moureeses, 7 km from Helena Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Helena Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whau Valley, 30 km from Helena Bay.


Air temperature
22.7 °C

Current weather near Helena Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 32 miles from Helena Bay.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.5

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Overall Helena Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Helena Bay Location Maps

Helena Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Helena Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    268 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    270 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    275 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    276 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    452 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Helena Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Helena Bay is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Helena Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 45 km (28 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Helena Bay and is 284 km (176 miles) away.
Helena Bay break location map and break info

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