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

Overall: 3.5

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Karikari Beach Surf Guide

Karikari Beach in Northland is a sheltered beach break that has pretty consitent surf Offshore winds are from the south with some shelter here from north winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Karikari Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Karikari Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Karikari Beach occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Karikari Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in February while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 94% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
94%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Karikari Beach Location Map

Interactive Karikari 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 Karikari Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Karikari Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 67 km (42 miles) away.

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Karikari Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 09:11 Local Time
Friday 23
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 15
N 10
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Karikari Beach

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

Wind History at Karikari Beach

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

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