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Whangapoua ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Whangapoua Spot ID

Rising tide, Whangapoua photo


Photo credit: Michelle

Clean and serene, Whangapoua photo


Photo credit: Michelle

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Thursday, 18 July 2019, 22:50 Local time
ThuFriday 19
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
N 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Whangapoua in Coromandel is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For New Chums, 2 km from Whangapoua.

IS AT (local time)

Whangapoua Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sandy bay, 25 km from Whangapoua.


Air temperature
11.8 °C

Current weather near Whangapoua

Overall Whangapoua Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

The graph illustrates the range of swells directed at Whangapoua through a typical July... (show all text)

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Also see Whangapoua surf quality by season and Whangapoua surf quality by month.

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Whangapoua Location Maps

Whangapoua Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Whangapoua:

  • Closest ski area
    174 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    177 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    180 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    198 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    386 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Whangapoua:


  • The closest passenger airport to Whangapoua is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whangapoua is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whangapoua and is 167 km (104 miles) away.
Whangapoua break location map and break info

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