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Piha-The Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.3

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Piha-The Bar Spot ID

Piha, Piha-The Bar photo

Piha-The Bar

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Piha-The Bar

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Ready for a new day, Piha-The Bar photo

Piha-The Bar

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.1 °C

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 17:15 Local time
Wednesday 19Thu
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 20
WNW 20
NW 25
Wind State cross-
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Piha-The Bar in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For O'Neills Bay, 8 km from Piha-The Bar.

IS AT (local time)

Piha-The Bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Delmonte Pl Copa Central Coast wx, 8 km from Piha-The Bar.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
19.4 °C

Current weather near Piha-The Bar

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 74 miles from Piha-The Bar.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Average period (s) 6.4 6.1 5.1 5.4

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Overall Piha-The Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Piha-The Bar Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Piha-The Bar:

  • Closest ski area
    164 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    168 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    173 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    351 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Piha-The Bar:


  • The closest passenger airport to Piha-The Bar is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Piha-The Bar is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Third is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 172 km (107 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Piha-The Bar and is 195 km (121 miles) away.
Piha-The Bar break location map and break info

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