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Fishermans Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.2

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Fishermans Reef Surf Guide

Fishermans Reef in Auckland is a very sheltered reef break Offshore winds are from the southwest with some shelter here from east winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northeast. No reef break here. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include - Urchins - Rocks.

Fishermans Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fishermans Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fishermans Reef 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 Fishermans Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fishermans Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% 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).

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Interactive Fishermans 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 Fishermans Reef is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fishermans Reef is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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Fishermans Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 October 2021, 07:18 Local Time
Monday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Fishermans Reef

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

Wind History at Fishermans Reef

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

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