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Fairway Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Fairway Reef Surf Guide

Fairway Reef in Northland is a reasonably exposed reef break that does not work very often Offshore winds are from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east. There is no reef break. 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 rocks.

Fairway Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fairway Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fairway Reef occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Fairway Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 13% of the time in March while 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% 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 Fairway Reef Location Map

Interactive Fairway Reef 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 Fairway Reef is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fairway Reef is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Fairway Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 00:55 Local Time
SatSunday 09
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
NNE 20
N 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Fairway Reef

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

Wind History at Fairway Reef

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

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