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

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Oakura Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Northland, New Zealand)


Oakura Bay Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.4 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 15:05 Local time

Sunday 19 Mon
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 4 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 20
E 20
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. The best wind direction is from the west southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The reef breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here.

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Tide Times:

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

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Live Weather:

At Okahu Island, 25 km from Oakura Bay.

moderate winds from the SE

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Current weather near Oakura Bay

Overall Oakura Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Oakura Bay:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Bland Bay 3 mi
Second closest break Helena Bay 3 mi
Third closest break Paparahi Point 4 mi
Fourth closest break Mimiwhangata 6 mi
Fifth closest break Okupe Beach 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Oakura Bay:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4049 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4093 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4329 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4390 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4558 mi

Tide stations nearest to Oakura Bay:

Closest tide station Whangaruru Harbour 2 mi
Second closest tide station Whangamumu Harbour 10 mi
Third closest tide station Opua 14 mi
Fourth closest tide station Russell 16 mi
Fifth closest tide station Waitangi 17 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Oakura Bay:

Closest ski area Manganui (New Zealand) 271 mi
Second closest ski area Whakapapa (New Zealand) 273 mi
Third closest ski area Tukino (New Zealand) 278 mi
Fourth closest ski area Turoa (New Zealand) 279 mi
Fifth closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 456 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Oakura Bay:

Closest city location Whangarei (New Zealand) 24 mi
Second closest city location Northshore (New Zealand) 100 mi
Third closest city location Waitakere (New Zealand) 101 mi
Fourth closest city location Auckland (New Zealand) 107 mi
Fifth closest city location Manukau (New Zealand) 114 mi
  • 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.
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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.


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