Oakura Bay Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW
Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C
Oakura Bay in Northland is a fairly exposed reef break that has reasonably 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. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the reef break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here.
Overall Oakura Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September
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Use this relief map to navigate to Northland surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Oakura Bay
Tide stations nearest to Oakura Bay:
- Closest tide stationWhangaruru Harbour2 mi
- Second closest tide stationWhangamumu Harbour10 mi
- Third closest tide stationOpua14 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationRussell16 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationWaitangi17 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Oakura Bay:
- Closest ski areaManganui (New Zealand)271 mi
- Second closest ski areaWhakapapa (New Zealand)273 mi
- Third closest ski areaTukino (New Zealand)278 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaTuroa (New Zealand)279 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaRainbow (New Zealand)456 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Oakura Bay:
- Closest city locationWhangarei (New Zealand)24 mi
- Second closest city locationNorthshore (New Zealand)100 mi
- Third closest city locationWaitakere (New Zealand)101 mi
- Fourth closest city locationAuckland (New Zealand)107 mi
- Fifth closest city locationManukau (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.
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.