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Piha-The Ditch ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Piha-The Ditch Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.8 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14:57 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 12 12 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
Wind State glass off glass glass

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Piha-The Ditch in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. 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 Ditch.

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Piha-The Ditch Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waitakere, 11 km from Piha-The Ditch.


Air temperature
24.6 °C

Current weather near Piha-The Ditch

Buoy Data:

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

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Average period (s) 5.8 5.4 5.8 5.5

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Overall Piha-The Ditch Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Ski Resorts closest to Piha-The Ditch:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Piha-The Ditch is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Piha-The Ditch is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Third is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Piha-The Ditch and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
Piha-The Ditch break location map and break info

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