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Oakura Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Oakura Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Monday, 22 April 2019, 13:58 Local time
Monday 22Tue
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
W 10
W 10
Wind State cross-

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Oakura Bay in Northland is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The reef breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whangaruru Harbour, New Zealand, 3 km from Oakura Bay.

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Oakura Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whau Valley, 34 km from Oakura Bay.


Air temperature
21.9 °C

Current weather near Oakura Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 36 miles from Oakura Bay.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.4

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Overall Oakura Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Oakura Bay Location Maps

Oakura Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Oakura Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    271 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    273 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    278 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    279 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    456 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Oakura Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Oakura Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oakura Bay is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oakura Bay and is 289 km (180 miles) away.
Oakura Bay break location map and break info

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