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The Bluff-North Side ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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The Bluff-North Side

Photo credit: Judy Robinson

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:20 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SSW 10
SW 10
Wind State cross-

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The Bluff-North Side in Northland is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At The Bluff-North Side (0 km).

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The Bluff-North Side Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Reinga, 34 km from The Bluff-North Side.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near The Bluff-North Side

Overall The Bluff-North Side Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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The Bluff-North Side Location Maps

The Bluff-North Side Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to The Bluff-North Side:

  • Closest ski area
    326 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    347 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    352 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    352 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    497 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to The Bluff-North Side:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Bluff-North Side is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Bluff-North Side is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 180 km (112 miles) away.
The Bluff-North Side break location map and break info

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