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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: 20.5 °C

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Thursday, 22 March 2018, 06:02 Local time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
ENE 10
Wind State off off off cross-

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Whatipu in Auckland is a reasonably exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks consists of rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of the strong rips 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 Awhitu, 13 km from Whatipu.


Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near Whatipu

Overall Whatipu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Ski Resorts closest to Whatipu:

  • Closest ski area
    157 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    161 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    165 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    167 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    345 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Whatipu:


  • The closest passenger airport to Whatipu is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whatipu is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Third is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whatipu and is 198 km (123 miles) away.
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.