Mangawhai Heads Spot ID
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell NE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C
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.
Overall Mangawhai Heads Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
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Visitor Reviews of Mangawhai Heads
“This is one of my favourites on the east coast there are so many bank options if you want your own slice of heaven but most people come here for the rivermouth sand bar the bar can get really good and can handle a good size swell good fast barreling sections on the left and shorter more explosive waves on the right but the bar changes from year to year as the sand moves and the left and right on the bar can change massively from year to year the paddle out for the bar can be lengthy but its generally good for most intermediate to experienced riders the wave is fairly steep and packs some punch for a east coast break if you surf west coast breaks as i do like maori bay etc most of the time youll feel right at home i dont reccomend the bar for beginners as theres a lot of water moving out there and if you snap your board on a big day its quite a way back in to the sand but all of the other banks along both sides of the beach are really good for your beginner and the bar is a good milestone to reach once you begin progressing”
Jack from NEW ZEALAND - 13 Apr 2017
- 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.
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