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Waipu River ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 3.1

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Waipu River Spot ID

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Waipu River

Photo credit: Asshowl

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 04:22 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 7 7 7 9
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
SW 5
Wind State glass off glass cross-

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Waipu River in Northland is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks favour rights. 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:

For Langs beach, 9 km from Waipu River.

IS AT (local time)

Waipu River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Burswood, 12 km from Waipu River.


Air temperature
15.5 °C

Current weather near Waipu River

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 9 miles from Waipu River.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5.9 5.9 6 5.9

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Overall Waipu River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Waipu River Location Maps

Waipu River Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Waipu River:

  • Closest ski area
    230 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    231 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    236 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    237 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    416 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Waipu River:


  • The closest passenger airport to Waipu River is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waipu River is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waipu River and is 222 km (138 miles) away.
Waipu River break location map and break info

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