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Waihi Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.9
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Waihi Beach

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Waihi Beach

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Waihi Beach

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Waihi Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.1 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 08:13 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 15
WNW 20
W 20
Wind State cross-

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Waihi Beach in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Orakawa, 2 km from Waihi Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Waihi Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waihi, 6 km from Waihi Beach.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Waihi Beach

Overall Waihi Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Waihi Beach Location Maps

Waihi Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Waihi Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    128 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    131 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    134 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    165 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    350 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Waihi Beach:

  • Closest city location
    23 mi
  • Second closest city location
    44 mi
  • Third closest city location
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    66 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    76 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Waihi Beach is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waihi Beach is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 85 km (53 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waihi Beach and is 111 km (69 miles) away.
Waihi Beach break location map and break info

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