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Muriwai Beach break guidePhoto by: DudSanger

Muriwai Beach Surf Guide

Muriwai Beach in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rips and sharks.

Muriwai Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Muriwai Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Muriwai Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Muriwai Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in February while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Muriwai Beach Location Map

Interactive Muriwai 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 Muriwai Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Muriwai Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Muriwai Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 10:14 Local Time
Friday 20
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 11 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Muriwai Beach

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

Wind History at Muriwai Beach

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

Muriwai Beach Reviews:

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jack from New Zealand
“Muriwai is a pretty sweet break when conditions are good and when its barrelling gotta watch for those sneaky bloody close outs that ruin your wonderful tube.”

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