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Rarawa Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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Rarawa Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 03:49 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
ENE 10
ENE 10
Wind State on cross-

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Rarawa Beach in Northland is an exposed beach break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Great Exhibition Bay, 7 km from Rarawa Beach.

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Rarawa Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Pukenui wx, 13 km from Rarawa Beach.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Rarawa Beach

Overall Rarawa Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Rarawa Beach Location Maps

Rarawa Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Rarawa Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    323 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    341 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    346 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    346 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    495 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Rarawa Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Rarawa Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rarawa Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 166 km (103 miles) away.
Rarawa Beach break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.