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Milford Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.1
Difficulty Level: 1.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Milford Beach Surf Guide

Milford Beach in Auckland East Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that only works once in a while. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rocks, locals and pollution.

Milford Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Milford Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Milford Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Milford Beach 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 93% 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
93%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Milford Beach Location Map

Interactive Milford 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 Milford Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Milford Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Milford Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 00:50 Local Time
TueWednesday 27
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
5
5
0
5
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Swell History at Milford Beach

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

Wind History at Milford Beach

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

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