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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 break guidePhoto by: chris

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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent17.3°C

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:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Medlands Beach sea temperature, Medlands Beach photographs, Medlands Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Medlands Beach webcams, current wind from Great Barrier Island live weather stations and Medlands Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Medlands Beach

Medlands Beach Surf:

Friday, 5 June 2020, 02:07 Local time
Friday 05
Wave (m) 1.9
Period (s) 7 7 8 7
Wind (km/h) 40
NW 35
NW 30
NW 30
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Tide Times:

For Tryphena, New Zealand, 6 km from Medlands Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Medlands Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Channel Island, 23 km from Medlands Beach.

strong winds from the NW

No weather report
Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Medlands Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 59 miles from Medlands Beach.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 5.7 5.5 4.4 3.7

All wavebuoys around Medlands Beach

Overall Medlands Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Medlands Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Medlands Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

south end medlands beach / big SE swell  photo

Medlands Beach

Photo credit: chris

Mike Gardner - Surf Legend from Way back..., Medlands Beach photo

Medlands Beach

Photo credit: Sun Sea Surf

A fun small wave at Medlands..., Medlands Beach photo

Medlands Beach

Photo credit: Ilone

Medlands Beach Location Maps

Medlands Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Great Barrier Island surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Medlands Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Medlands Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Medlands Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Medlands Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Nagle Cove
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Jackson
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Mokohinau Island
    33 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Coromandel Harbour
    36 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Medlands Beach and is 181 km (112 miles) away.
Medlands Beach break location map and break info