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The Box ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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The Box Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Sunday, 27 May 2018, 09:41 Local time
Sunday 27
Wave (m) 4.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 35
WSW 40
WSW 40
WSW 35
Wind State on on cross-

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The Box in Northland is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is no reef break. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of rocks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ahipara Bay, New Zealand, 6 km from The Box.

IS AT (local time)

The Box Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kaitaia, 25 km from The Box.

fresh winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
12.9 °C

Current weather near The Box

Overall The Box Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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The Box Location Maps

The Box Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to The Box:

  • Closest ski area
    290 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    311 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    316 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    316 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    462 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to The Box:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Box is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Box is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
The Box break location map and break info

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