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Henderson Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.6

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Henderson Bay Spot ID

Pumping, Henderson Bay photo

Henderson Bay

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Henderson Bay

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Henderson Bay

Photo credit: Emilia

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 06:42 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 20
WSW 15
WSW 15
Wind State off off off cross-

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Henderson Bay in Northland is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Houhora Harbour (Pukenui Wharf), New Zealand, 6 km from Henderson Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Henderson Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pukenui wx, 7 km from Henderson Bay.

light winds from the SW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
21.6 °C

Current weather near Henderson Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 111 miles from Henderson Bay.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.2
Average period (s) 6 5 4.5 4.5

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Overall Henderson Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Henderson Bay Location Maps

Henderson Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Henderson Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    318 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    337 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    341 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    342 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    492 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Henderson Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Henderson Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Henderson Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.
Henderson Bay break location map and break info

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