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Whangamata Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Whangamata Beach Spot ID

Whanga bar 18/4/13, Whangamata Beach photo

Whangamata Beach

Photo credit: Mac Smith

Small Longboard magic, Whangamata Beach photo

Whangamata Beach

Photo credit: Nick Brick

earlier morning view at the beach, Whangamata Beach photo

Whangamata Beach

Photo credit: vincent

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 19:24 Local time
Tuesday 13Wed
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
E 10
NE 0
Wind State cross-
on glass cross

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Whangamata Beach in Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Clark Island, 1 km from Whangamata Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Whangamata Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Eastern Coromandel Whangamata wx, 0 km from Whangamata Beach.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
18.6 °C

Current weather near Whangamata Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 52 miles from Whangamata Beach.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.15
Dominant period (s) 10.5 10.5 10.0 9.5

All wavebuoys around Whangamata Beach

Overall Whangamata Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Also see Whangamata Beach surf quality by season and Whangamata Beach surf quality by month.

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Whangamata Beach Location Maps

Whangamata Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Whangamata Beach:

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Whangamata Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    140 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    144 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    147 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    174 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    360 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Whangamata Beach:

  • Closest city location
    36 mi
  • Second closest city location
    50 mi
  • Third closest city location
    58 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    67 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    67 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Whangamata Beach is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whangamata Beach is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 87 km (54 miles) away.
  • Third is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whangamata Beach and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Whangamata Beach break location map and break info

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