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Long Bay Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 1.4
Difficulty Level: 1.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Long Bay Reef Surf Guide

Long Bay Reef in Auckland is a sheltered reef break The best wind direction is from the west southwest with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks.

Long Bay Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
21.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Long Bay Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Long Bay Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Long Bay 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 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% 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 Long Bay 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 Long Bay Reef is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Long Bay Reef is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away.

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Long Bay Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 13:34 Local Time
Sunday 07
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
W 25
W 25
WSW 20
Wind State cross-
off off off

Swell History at Long Bay Reef

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

Wind History at Long Bay Reef

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

Long Bay Reef Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.6
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s11.4
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s32.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
  • ...

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Troy S from New Zealand
“When a northerly swells from tropical cyclones in the pacific hit, Long Bay can be as good as any world class break. Waves form on the southern reef as well as the changing sand bars straight out from the beach. Excellent beach break for beginers with clean waves often in the 1ft range.”

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