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Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay Surf Guide

Matukahakaha-Paradise Bay in Northland is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Motukahakaha and Paradise 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 Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in April while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% 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).

Explore Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay Location Map

Interactive Motukahakaha and Paradise 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 Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 13:56 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay

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

Wind History at Motukahakaha and Paradise Bay

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

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