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Waikawau Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Waikawau Bay Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:08 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Waikawau Bay in Coromandel is a quite exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Waikawau Bay (0 km).

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Waikawau Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sandy bay, 10 km from Waikawau Bay.


Air temperature
19.8 °C

Current weather near Waikawau Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 73 miles from Waikawau Bay.

  7AM 8AM 9AM 10AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Average period (s) 7.5 7.7 7.7 7.9

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Overall Waikawau Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Waikawau Bay Location Maps

Waikawau Bay Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Waikawau Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    182 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    186 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    188 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    203 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    392 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Waikawau Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Waikawau Bay is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waikawau Bay is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waikawau Bay and is 182 km (113 miles) away.
Waikawau Bay break location map and break info

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