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Medlands Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Medlands Beach Spot ID

south end medlands beach / big SE swell  photo

Medlands Beach

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Medlands Beach

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Medlands Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 03:54 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 25
ESE 25
ESE 25
Wind State cross-

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Medlands Beach in Great Barrier Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. 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. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tryphena, New Zealand, 6 km from Medlands Beach.

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Medlands Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mokohinau, 54 km from Medlands Beach.

fresh winds from the E

no report
Air temperature
19.5 °C

Current weather near Medlands Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 59 miles from Medlands Beach.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Average period (s) 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8

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Overall Medlands Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Medlands Beach Location Maps

Medlands Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Medlands Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    205 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    208 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    211 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    224 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    413 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Medlands Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Medlands Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Medlands Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Medlands Beach and is 181 km (112 miles) away.
Medlands Beach break location map and break info

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