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Whananaki bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Whananaki bar Spot ID

Easter 2017, Whananaki bar photo

Whananaki bar

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.8 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 03:38 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross

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Whananaki bar in Northland is a sheltered point break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast.The waves is a point break that peels left. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. 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, 8 km from Whananaki bar.

IS AT (local time)

Whananaki bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whananaki North Hikurangi wx, 2 km from Whananaki bar.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
18.8 °C

Current weather near Whananaki bar

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 25 miles from Whananaki bar.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 4.2 4.5 4.2 4.2

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Overall Whananaki bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Whananaki bar Location Maps

Whananaki bar Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Whananaki bar:

  • Closest ski area
    262 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    264 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    267 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    269 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    448 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Whananaki bar:


  • The closest passenger airport to Whananaki bar is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whananaki bar is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whananaki bar and is 272 km (169 miles) away.
Whananaki bar break location map and break info

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