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Raglan-Whale Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 2.4

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Raglan-Whale Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Raglan and West Waikato, New Zealand)

Raglan-Whale Bay Spot ID

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Raglan-Whale Bay

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Raglan-Whale Bay

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Raglan-Whale Bay

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Raglan-Whale Bay

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Raglan-Whale Bay

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 10:55 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
S 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Raglan-Whale Bay in West Coast Auckland is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks and locals.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Raglan, New Zealand, 7 km from Raglan-Whale Bay.

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Raglan-Whale Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hamilton- Grandview Heights, 37 km from Raglan-Whale Bay.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
10.9 °C

Current weather near Raglan-Whale Bay

Overall Raglan-Whale Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Raglan-Whale Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Raglan-Whale Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    105 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    109 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    110 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    111 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    298 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Raglan-Whale Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Raglan-Whale Bay is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Raglan-Whale Bay is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Raglan-Whale Bay and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
Raglan-Whale Bay break location map and break info

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