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Ninety Mile Beach Surf Guide

Ninety Mile Beach in Northland is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Offshore winds are from the east northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for rips, soft sand.

Ninety Mile Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ninety Mile Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Ninety Mile 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 49% of the time in February while 48% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% 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 Ninety Mile Beach Location Map

Interactive Ninety Mile 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 Ninety Mile Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ninety Mile Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Ninety Mile Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 20:27 Local Time
MonTuesday 24
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Ninety Mile Beach

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

Wind History at Ninety Mile Beach

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

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