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Te Arai Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.1

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Te Arai Point Spot ID

te arai, Te Arai Point photo

Te Arai Point

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My Beach, Te Arai Point photo

Te Arai Point

Photo credit: Alan Montefiore

Te Arai, Te Arai Point photo

Te Arai Point

Photo credit: Teremoana Achterberg

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.7 °C

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Friday, 22 March 2019, 12:47 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
ENE 10
NE 10
Wind State on on on on

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Te Arai Point in Northland is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Black Swamp, 5 km from Te Arai Point.

IS AT (local time)

Te Arai Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 33 km from Te Arai Point.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
24.1 °C

Current weather near Te Arai Point

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 21 miles from Te Arai Point.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Average period (s) 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.9

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Overall Te Arai Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Te Arai Point Location Maps

Te Arai Point Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Te Arai Point:

  • Closest ski area
    218 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    219 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    222 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    223 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    406 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Te Arai Point:


  • The closest passenger airport to Te Arai Point is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Te Arai Point is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Te Arai Point and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
Te Arai Point break location map and break info

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