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Piha North ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.7

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Piha North Surf Guide

North Piha in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Prevailing left breaking waves at the beach break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Watch out for rips and rocks.

Piha North Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Piha North:

The best conditions reported for surf at Piha North 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 Piha North (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Piha North 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).

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Interactive Piha North 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 Piha North is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Piha North is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 128 km (80 miles) away.

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Piha North Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 19:26 Local Time
Tuesday 09Wed
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
WSW 10
W 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Piha North

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

Wind History at Piha North

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

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