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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 Forecast / Northland / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Friday 23 Apr 2021 NZST
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Fairway Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fairway Reef sea temperature is 19.4 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 20.2 min: 18.1 °C)
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Fairway Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fairway Reef sea temperature is 19.4 °C (Statistics for 23 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 20.2 min: 18.1 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Northland

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Fairway Reef have swung cross-off (light winds from the NW at Cape Karikari 19 km from Fairway Reef).

    Fairway Reef
  2. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 13 km from Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks (light winds from the SW at Kaitaia Hospital AWS 13 km from Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks).

    Shipwrecks Bay-Peaks
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19 km away, 51 min ago

Light
13 km/h
NW
16.2
19.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fairway Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Fairway Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 24) at 3AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 9s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fairway Reef in the next 12 days are 0.6m 12s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 29) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.6m 5s period and expected on Saturday (Apr 24) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3AM (Sat 24th Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 24th Apr)2.5ft (0.8m) 9s
Most Powerful 3AM (Thu 29th Apr)2ft (0.6m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fairway Reef over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Fri
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wed
05
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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0.6
NE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.5
ENE
0.3
E
0.4
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
0.4
ESE
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.6
E
0.5
E
0.6
ENE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
1.5
E
1.1
E
0.3
N
1
E
0.4
N
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15
N
15
WSW
10
SW
20
WSW
15
W
10
SW
15
SW
5
SW
10
W
10
W
15
SSW
10
WSW
15
W
10
SSW
5
SSW
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SW
10
SSE
10
SSW
15
SW
10
S
10
SSW
15
SW
15
SW
15
SW
20
SW
15
SSW
10
SSE
15
ENE
10
E
10
SE
10
NE
10
SE
15
ESE
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
4:39PM
2.30
5:14AM
2.48
5:46PM
2.42
6:13AM
2.61
6:48PM
2.57
7:10AM
2.74
7:44PM
2.73
8:04AM
2.85
8:38PM
2.87
8:57AM
2.92
9:31PM
2.97
9:49AM
2.93
10:24PM
3.01
10:41AM
2.89
11:16PM
2.98
11:34AM
2.80
12:09AM
2.90
12:27PM
2.68
1:05AM
2.78
1:22PM
2.56
2:02AM
2.67
2:19PM
2.46
3:01AM
2.58
10:52PM
0.81
11:30AM
0.77
11:51PM
0.70
12:26PM
0.61
12:48AM
0.56
1:20PM
0.45
1:41AM
0.44
2:11PM
0.31
2:33AM
0.36
3:01PM
0.22
3:25AM
0.34
3:51PM
0.20
4:18AM
0.37
4:41PM
0.25
5:12AM
0.45
5:32PM
0.35
6:07AM
0.55
6:24PM
0.49
7:03AM
0.65
7:19PM
0.62
8:00AM
0.74
8:17PM
0.74
8:57AM
0.80

Note: the tide data above is for Mangonui, New Zealand which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fairway Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fairway Reef blow from the W

Fri
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Monday
26
Tuesday
27
Wednesday
28
Thursday
29
Friday
30
Saturday
01
Sunday
02
Monday
03
Tuesday
04
Wed
05
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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5:52--5:52--5:50--5:49--5:47--5:46--5:45--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:42--5:40--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Fri afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Sat morning, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Very mild (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 19°C on Sun afternoon, min 14°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Fairway Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fairway Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fairway Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fairway Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Fairway Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Fairway Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Northland? If you are looking for accommodation near Fairway Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Northland, consider staying in Houhora which is 40 km (25 miles) away.