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Piha North ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.4

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Piha North

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 18:14 Local time
Tuesday 23Wed
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 15
SSW 15
S 10
Wind State cross cross-
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North Piha in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Prevailing left breaking waves at the beach break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For O'Neills Bay, 7 km from Piha North.

IS AT (local time)

Piha North Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waitakere, 10 km from Piha North.


Air temperature
12.9 °C

Current weather near Piha North

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 73 miles from Piha North.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5.1 5.3 5.7 4.6

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Overall Piha North Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Ski Resorts closest to Piha North:

  • Closest ski area
    165 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    169 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    173 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    174 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    352 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Piha North:


  • The closest passenger airport to Piha North is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Piha North is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Piha North and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
Piha North break location map and break info

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