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Henderson Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.6

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Henderson Bay break guidePhoto by: Emilia

Henderson Bay Surf Guide

Henderson Bay in Northland is an exposed beach and reef break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Henderson Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Henderson Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Henderson Bay 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 Henderson Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Henderson Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in February while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
42%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Henderson Bay Location Map

Interactive Henderson Bay 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 Henderson Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Henderson Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.

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Henderson Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 18:02 Local Time
Monday 19Tue
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.3
NE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
NE 15
NE 20
NE
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Swell History at Henderson Bay

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

Wind History at Henderson Bay

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

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