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Bland Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Bland Bay Surf Guide

Bland Bay in Northland is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Bland Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bland Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bland Bay occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bland Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in April while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bland Bay Location Map

Interactive Bland 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 Bland Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Bland Bay is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 47 km (29 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Bland Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 16:06 Local Time
Monday 17Tue
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.9
E
0.9
E
0.8
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 20
WNW 20
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Bland Bay

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

Wind History at Bland Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bland Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bland Bay: