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Houhora Harbour Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Houhora Harbour Bar Surf Guide

Hauhora Harbour Bar in Northland is a fairly exposed point break that has reliable surf Works best in offshore winds from the west with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Houhora Harbour Bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Houhora Harbour Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Houhora Harbour Bar occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Houhora Harbour Bar (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Houhora Harbour Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in December while 26% 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.
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 Houhora Harbour Bar Location Map

Interactive Houhora Harbour Bar 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 Houhora Harbour Bar is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Houhora Harbour Bar is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Houhora Harbour Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 06:11 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 5 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
NE 35
NE 35
NNE 30
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Houhora Harbour Bar

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Wind History at Houhora Harbour Bar

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

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