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

Overall: 3.0

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Whatipu Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.0 °C

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Saturday, 10 October 2015, 02:58 Local time
Saturday 10
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 25
SW 25
SW 30
Wind State cross-

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Whatipu in Auckland is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks are all rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Paratutae Island, New Zealand, 1 km from Whatipu.

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Whatipu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Auckland (Whenuapai), 5 km from Whatipu.

light winds from the SW

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Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Whatipu

Overall Whatipu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Wave buoys nearest to Whatipu:

Tide stations nearest to Whatipu:

  • Closest tide station
    Paratutae Island
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    LPG Terminal
    18 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Whatipu:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    157 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    161 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    165 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    167 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    345 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Whatipu:

  • Closest city location
    Auckland (New Zealand)
    11 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Waitakere (New Zealand)
    14 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Manukau (New Zealand)
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Northshore (New Zealand)
    23 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Hamilton (New Zealand)
    66 mi
Whatipu break location map and break info

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