Shark Alley ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Shark Alley Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Great Barrier Island, New Zealand)


Shark Alley Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 22:21 Local time

Sun Monday 30
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 35
W 35
W 35
W 35
Wind State cross-

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Shark Alley in Great Barrier Island is a quite exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the reef break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips, sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tryphena, New Zealand, 6 km from Shark Alley.

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Live Weather:

At Hauraki Gulf (Channel Island), 23 km from Shark Alley.

strong winds from the W

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Current weather near Shark Alley

Overall Shark Alley Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Shark Alley

Moggy from AUSTRALIA writes:

The setup reminds me of a shallow version of Boneyards at Kiama in NSW. As the break faces North it is sheltered and very surfable in a SE wind. Watch your fins on the shallow boulders that poke up to the surface on the inside. A quality boulder reef setup that likes a solid 5ft+ of swell to show its true colours.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Shark Alley:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Medlands Beach 1 mi
Second closest break Kaitoke Beach 2 mi
Third closest break Awana 4 mi
Fourth closest break Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary 10 mi
Fifth closest break Waikawau Bay 22 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Shark Alley:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4067 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4116 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4357 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4419 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4576 mi

Tide stations nearest to Shark Alley:

Closest tide station Tryphena 4 mi
Second closest tide station Nagle Cove 13 mi
Third closest tide station Port Jackson 17 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mokohinau Island 34 mi
Fifth closest tide station Coromandel Harbour 35 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Shark Alley:

Closest ski area Whakapapa (New Zealand) 204 mi
Second closest ski area Tukino (New Zealand) 208 mi
Third closest ski area Turoa (New Zealand) 211 mi
Fourth closest ski area Manganui (New Zealand) 224 mi
Fifth closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 413 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Shark Alley:

Closest city location Northshore (New Zealand) 55 mi
Second closest city location Manukau (New Zealand) 60 mi
Third closest city location Waitakere (New Zealand) 67 mi
Fourth closest city location Auckland (New Zealand) 68 mi
Fifth closest city location Whangarei (New Zealand) 76 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Shark Alley is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Shark Alley is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Shark Alley and is 182 km (113 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Shark Alley, Great Barrier Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Shark Alley sea temperature, Shark Alley photographs, Shark Alley detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Shark Alley webcams, current wind from Great Barrier Island live weather stations and Shark Alley 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 Shark Alley.


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