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Sandy Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Sandy Bay Spot ID

Paul Just crusing, Sandy Bay photo

Sandy Bay

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Ah the right bank is back, Sandy Bay photo

Sandy Bay

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Paul charging, Sandy Bay photo

Sandy Bay

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Unknown about to get slotted, Sandy Bay photo

Sandy Bay

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unknown deep, Sandy Bay photo

Sandy Bay

Photo credit: carl

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Monday, 24 June 2019, 21:29 Local time
MonTuesday 25
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 7 4 6
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
SSE 25
ESE 35
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Sandy Bay (Northland) in Northland is an exposed beach break that only works once in a while The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tutukaka Harbour, New Zealand, 10 km from Sandy Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Sandy Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whau Valley, 23 km from Sandy Bay.


Air temperature
9.9 °C

Current weather near Sandy Bay

Overall Sandy Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Sandy Bay Location Maps

Sandy Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Sandy Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    261 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    262 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    266 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    268 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    446 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Sandy Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Sandy Bay is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandy Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Sandy Bay and is 270 km (168 miles) away.
Sandy Bay break location map and break info

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