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Puwheke Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Puwheke Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 08:49 Local time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
ENE 20
ENE 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Puwheke Beach in Northland is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Sheigis Beacon, New Zealand, 5 km from Puwheke Beach.

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Puwheke Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rangiputa Karikari Peninsula wx, 4 km from Puwheke Beach.

light winds from the E

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
16.8 °C

Current weather near Puwheke Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 99 miles from Puwheke Beach.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.9
Average period (s) 7 6.8 7.2 6.8

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Overall Puwheke Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Ski Resorts closest to Puwheke Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    310 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    326 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    331 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    331 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    485 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Puwheke Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Puwheke Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Puwheke Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 138 km (86 miles) away.
Puwheke Beach break location map and break info

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