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Waipu Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.5

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Waipu Cove Spot ID

just over the smelly creek,and up the hill..feb..2013, Waipu Cove photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: peter johnson

Waipu cove Cranking! photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: Monique Fleming

carrotfish, Waipu Cove photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: Peter Crowley

Just like the good old days., Waipu Cove photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: Logan Murray

Type: point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 06:31 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 7 7 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
SE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Waipu Cove in Northland is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. 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 Langs beach, 5 km from Waipu Cove.

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Waipu Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Burswood, 17 km from Waipu Cove.


Air temperature
9.6 °C

Current weather near Waipu Cove

Overall Waipu Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Waipu Cove Location Maps

Waipu Cove Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Waipu Cove:

  • Closest ski area
    227 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    228 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    232 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    234 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    413 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Waipu Cove:


  • The closest passenger airport to Waipu Cove is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waipu Cove is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waipu Cove and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
Waipu Cove break location map and break info

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