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Marsden Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.7
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.6

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Marsden Point break guidePhoto by: pjboag

Marsden Point Surf Guide

Marsden Point in Northland is a sheltered beach break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of .

Marsden Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marsden Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Marsden Point occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Marsden Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in July while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% 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
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Marsden Point Location Map

Interactive Marsden Point 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 Marsden Point is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Marsden Point is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 84 km (52 miles) away.

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Marsden Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 04:02 Local Time
Wednesday 14
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 10
WNW 10
WNW 20
NW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Marsden Point

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

Wind History at Marsden Point

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

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