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

Overall: 3.3

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Shark Alley Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 18:24 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 25
E 25
E 20
E 15
Wind State cross-

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Shark Alley in Great Barrier Island is a quite exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is right hand reef break too.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips, sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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

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Shark Alley Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mokohinau, 55 km from Shark Alley.

fresh winds from the E

no report
Air temperature
21.5 °C

Current weather near Shark Alley

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 60 miles from Shark Alley.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Average period (s) 5.2 5.3 5.2 4.9

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Overall Shark Alley Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Shark Alley Location Maps

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Ski Resorts closest to Shark Alley:

  • Closest ski area
    204 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    208 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    211 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    224 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    413 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Shark Alley:


  • 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.
Shark Alley break location map and break info

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.