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Ngunguru Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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Ngunguru Bar Surf Guide

Ngunguru Bar in Northland is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Ngunguru Bar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ngunguru Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ngunguru Bar occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ngunguru Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in December while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
13%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Ngunguru Bar 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 Ngunguru Bar is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ngunguru Bar is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 69 km (43 miles) away.

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Ngunguru Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 03:02 Local Time
Friday 16
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.4
ESE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.4
NE
Period (s) 9 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
WSW 10
WSW 5
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Ngunguru Bar

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

Wind History at Ngunguru Bar

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

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