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Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Okiwi – Whangapoua Estuary Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Great Barrier Island, New Zealand)

Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.5 °C

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Sunday, 24 March 2019, 18:32 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 10 10 12
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 20
NE 20
Wind State on on on on

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Whangapoua Estuary(Okiwi) in Great Barrier Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around low tide when the tide is falling. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips, sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Awana, 9 km from Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary.

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Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mokohinau, 40 km from Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary.

moderate winds from the E

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Air temperature
21.1 °C

Current weather near Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 53 miles from Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.7
Average period (s) 5.8 5.4 4.9 4.9

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Overall Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Ski Resorts closest to Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary:

  • Closest ski area
    214 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    218 mi
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    220 mi
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    231 mi
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    420 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary:


  • The closest passenger airport to Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 105 km (65 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Okiwi - Whangapoua Estuary and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
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