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Kaitoke Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.6

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Kaitoke Beach Surf Guide

KaitokeBeach in Great Barrier Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips, sharks.

Kaitoke Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kaitoke Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kaitoke Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Kaitoke Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in March while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
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
49%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kaitoke Beach Location Map

Interactive Kaitoke Beach 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 Kaitoke Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 105 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kaitoke Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Kaitoke Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 18:08 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.3
ENE
1.3
E
1.4
E
1.4
E
Period (s) 9 9 9 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 25
E 20
E 20
E
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Swell History at Kaitoke Beach

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

Wind History at Kaitoke Beach

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

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