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Daniels Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.9

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Daniels Reef Surf Guide

Daniels Reef in Northland is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for urchins, rips, rocks and sharks.

Daniels Reef Spot Info

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Surfing Daniels Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Daniels Reef occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:
New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Daniels Reef sea temperature, Daniels Reef photographs, Daniels Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Daniels Reef webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Daniels Reef 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 Daniels Reef

Daniels Reef Surf:

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 00:42 Local time
MonTuesday 04
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SE 15
SSE 15
Wind State on on on cross-

Tide Times:

At Daniels Reef (0 km).

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Daniels Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Warkworth 12m Antenna, 19 km from Daniels Reef.


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Air temperature
11.1 °C

Current weather near Daniels Reef

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 32 miles from Daniels Reef.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.8
Average period (s) 6.4 6.1 6.1 6.1

All wavebuoys around Daniels Reef

Overall Daniels Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Daniels Reef: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Daniels Reef: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Daniels Reef photo

Daniels Reef

Photo credit: Adin pio

Daniels Reef Location Maps

Daniels Reef Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Northland surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Daniels Reef

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Daniels Reef:

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Wave buoys nearest to Daniels Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Daniels Reef:

  • Closest tide station
    Matakana River
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Mansion House Bay
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Tiritiri Matangi Island
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Weiti River
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Shelly Beach
    29 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Daniels Reef is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Daniels Reef is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Daniels Reef and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
Daniels Reef break location map and break info