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Port Waikato-The Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 2.6

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Port Waikato-The Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Raglan and West Waikato, New Zealand)

Port Waikato-The Reef Spot ID

Kamikaze Reef, Port Waikato-The Reef photo

Port Waikato-The Reef

Photo credit: Billy Capper

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:42 Local time
Thursday 20
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 19 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SW 15
SW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Port Waikato-The Reef in West Coast Auckland is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waikato River Entrance, New Zealand, 4 km from Port Waikato-The Reef.

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Port Waikato-The Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Otaua Waiuku wx, 10 km from Port Waikato-The Reef.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
17.4 °C

Current weather near Port Waikato-The Reef

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 105 miles from Port Waikato-The Reef.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Average period (s) 7.2 7 6.8 7.2

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Overall Port Waikato-The Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Port Waikato-The Reef Location Maps

Port Waikato-The Reef Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Port Waikato-The Reef:

  • Closest ski area
    134 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    136 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    139 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    140 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    324 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Port Waikato-The Reef:


  • The closest passenger airport to Port Waikato-The Reef is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Port Waikato-The Reef is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Port Waikato-The Reef and is 184 km (114 miles) away.
Port Waikato-The Reef break location map and break info

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