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The Ledge ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Ledge Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Sunday, 18 November 2018, 21:13 Local time
SunMonday 19
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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The Ledge in Northland is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right The best wind direction is from the south. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Doves Bay, New Zealand, 9 km from The Ledge.

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The Ledge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua (aut), 2 km from The Ledge.

light winds from the NNW

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Air temperature
17.3 °C

Current weather near The Ledge

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 60 miles from The Ledge.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.1
Average period (s) 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1

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Overall The Ledge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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The Ledge Location Maps

The Ledge Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to The Ledge:

  • Closest ski area
    289 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    296 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    300 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    301 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    471 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to The Ledge:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Ledge is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Ledge is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away.
The Ledge break location map and break info

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