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O'Neills Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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O'Neills Bay break guidePhoto by: Lance Smith

O'Neills Bay Surf Guide

Bethells Beach (Oneills) in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is right hand reef break too.. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips, locals and sharks.

O'Neills Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing O'Neills Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at O'Neills Bay occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf O'Neills Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing O'Neills Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in April while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore O'Neills Bay Location Map

Interactive O'Neills Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to O'Neills Bay is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to O'Neills Bay is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 124 km (77 miles) away.

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O'Neills Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 12:45 Local Time
Sunday 07
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
W 35
W 35
WSW 30
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at O'Neills Bay

Surf stats for O'Neills Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at O'Neills Bay

Wind stats for O'Neills Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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