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Medlands Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.0

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Medlands Beach Surf Guide

Medlands Beach in Great Barrier Island is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, sharks.

Medlands Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Medlands Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Medlands Beach 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 Medlands Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Medlands 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 10% of the time in February while 31% 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.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
31%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Medlands Beach Location Map

Interactive Medlands 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 Medlands Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Medlands Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Medlands Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 10:03 Local Time
Friday 14
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.9
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.6
NE
0.6
NE
Period (s) 7 7 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
NE 15
NNE 25
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Wind State cross-
on
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Medlands Beach

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

Wind History at Medlands Beach

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

Medlands Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 6 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s44.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.7
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ilone Grady from New Zealand
“Awesome to have these updates online for our local beach Medlands...
If your planning a surf trip on Great Barrier Island please feel free to give us a call for any further advice as we have the one and only local surf shop Sun Sea Surf Shed in Medlands.... & also we provide fantastic chalets & accommodation to suit all needs wether on a surf trip or vacation...
Tel 0064 9 4290352
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Or Visit us on Face Book... sun sea surf and Soleil Retreat...
Cheers .....
Ilone Grady”

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