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Karekare ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.6

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Karekare Spot ID

Karekare Beach West Coast Auckland photo


Photo credit: Jimmy Boswell

KareKare Barrel photo


Photo credit: Jack Kerr

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 14:17 Local time
Tuesday 16Wed
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 30
W 30
W 30
W 35
Wind State on on on cross-

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Karekare in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Paratutae Island, New Zealand, 6 km from Karekare.

IS AT (local time)

Karekare Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waitakere, 17 km from Karekare.


Air temperature
14.6 °C

Current weather near Karekare

Overall Karekare Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Karekare Location Maps

Karekare Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Karekare:

  • Closest ski area
    160 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    165 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    169 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    170 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    347 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Karekare:


  • The closest passenger airport to Karekare is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Karekare is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Karekare and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
Karekare break location map and break info

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