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

Overall: 3.2

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Black Swamp Surf Guide

Black Swamp in Northland is an exposed beach break that usually has waves Works best in offshore winds from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for sharks.

Black Swamp Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Black Swamp:

The best conditions reported for surf at Black Swamp occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Black Swamp (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Black Swamp with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in January while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Black Swamp Location Map

Interactive Black Swamp 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 Black Swamp is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Black Swamp is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Black Swamp Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 17:39 Local Time
Sunday 16Mon
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.6
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
N 10
N 15
N
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Black Swamp

Surf stats for Black Swamp, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Black Swamp

Wind stats for Black Swamp, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: consistent
    15km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Black Swamp: