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Karikari Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Karikari Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.5 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 04:46 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 20
SW 20
SW 25
Wind State cross-
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Karikari Beach in Northland is a sheltered beach break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the south with some shelter here from north winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Karikari Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua(aut), 64 km from Karikari Beach.


Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near Karikari Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 98 miles from Karikari Beach.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 4.2 4.2 4 4.2

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Overall Karikari Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Karikari Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Karikari Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    311 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    326 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    331 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    332 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    487 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Karikari Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Karikari Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Karikari Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 67 km (42 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.
Karikari Beach break location map and break info

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