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Paparahi Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Paparahi Point Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Monday, 17 December 2018, 20:51 Local time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 10 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
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Paparahi Point in Northland is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. No reef break here. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Moureeses, 4 km from Paparahi Point.

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Paparahi Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whananaki North Hikurangi wx, 10 km from Paparahi Point.


Air temperature
22.0 °C

Current weather near Paparahi Point

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 32 miles from Paparahi Point.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 4.4 4.9 5.3 5.3

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Overall Paparahi Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ski Resorts closest to Paparahi Point:

  • Closest ski area
    268 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    270 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    274 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    276 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    453 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Paparahi Point:


  • The closest passenger airport to Paparahi Point is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Paparahi Point is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Paparahi Point and is 283 km (176 miles) away.
Paparahi Point break location map and break info

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