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Mangawhai Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.4

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Mangawhai Heads Spot ID

Mangawhai Bar, Mangawhai Heads photo

Mangawhai Heads

Photo credit: Paul Evans

Mangawhai Bar, Mangawhai Heads photo

Mangawhai Heads

Photo credit: Alan Godfery

Mangawhai Bar, Mangawhai Heads photo

Mangawhai Heads

Photo credit: Alan Godfery

Mangawhai Heads Beach photo

Mangawhai Heads

Photo credit: Alan Godfery

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Thursday, 20 June 2019, 17:04 Local time
Thursday 20Fri
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 30
NE 35
NNE 30
Wind State cross-

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Mangawhai Heads in Northland is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a left hand point break too. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Swamp, 5 km from Mangawhai Heads.

IS AT (local time)

Mangawhai Heads Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Burswood, 25 km from Mangawhai Heads.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
14.6 °C

Current weather near Mangawhai Heads

Overall Mangawhai Heads Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Ski Resorts closest to Mangawhai Heads:

  • Closest ski area
    224 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    224 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    228 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    229 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    411 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Mangawhai Heads:


  • The closest passenger airport to Mangawhai Heads is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mangawhai Heads is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 164 km (102 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mangawhai Heads and is 209 km (130 miles) away.
Mangawhai Heads break location map and break info

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