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Spirits Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Spirits Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:21 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSW 25
Wind State cross-

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Spirits Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Spirits Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Reinga, 15 km from Spirits Bay.

strong winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
20.3 °C

Current weather near Spirits Bay

Overall Spirits Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Spirits Bay Location Maps

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Ski Resorts closest to Spirits Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    343 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    363 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    368 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    369 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    514 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Spirits Bay:


  • The nearest passenger airport to Spirits Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Spirits Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away.
Spirits Bay break location map and break info

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