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Whangamata Estuary ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Whangamata Estuary Spot ID

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Type: beach/bar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:41 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
N 15
NNE 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Whangamata Estuary in Coromandel is a quite exposed beach/bar break that has inconsistent surf Ideal winds are from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks are all rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Clark Island, 2 km from Whangamata Estuary.

IS AT (local time)

Whangamata Estuary Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Eastern Coromandel Whangamata wx, 2 km from Whangamata Estuary.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
21.2 °C

Current weather near Whangamata Estuary

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 51 miles from Whangamata Estuary.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.88
Dominant period (s) 10.5 9.5 9.5 9.5

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Overall Whangamata Estuary Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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

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Whangamata Estuary Location Maps

Whangamata Estuary Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Whangamata Estuary:

  • Closest ski area
    139 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    142 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    145 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    359 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Whangamata Estuary:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    49 mi
  • Third closest city location
    58 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    65 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    68 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Whangamata Estuary is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whangamata Estuary is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Third is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whangamata Estuary and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
Whangamata Estuary break location map and break info

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