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Whananaki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0
Camping: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Whananaki Beach Spot ID

Moureeses  Beach from Mouwhara, Whananaki Beach photo

Whananaki Beach

Photo credit: Steve CHANING-PEARCE

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Friday, 26 April 2019, 19:52 Local time
FriSaturday 27
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 10
W 5
Wind State cross-

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Whananaki Beach in Northland is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Moureeses, 7 km from Whananaki Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Whananaki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whau Valley, 25 km from Whananaki Beach.


Air temperature
14.7 °C

Current weather near Whananaki Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 26 miles from Whananaki Beach.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Average period (s) 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.8

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Overall Whananaki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Whananaki Beach Location Maps

Whananaki Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Whananaki Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    263 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    264 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    268 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    270 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    448 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Whananaki Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Whananaki Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whananaki Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whananaki Beach and is 273 km (170 miles) away.
Whananaki Beach break location map and break info

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