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Omaha Beach and Bar break guidePhoto by: daniel gray

Omaha Beach and Bar Surf Guide

Omaha in Northland is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of locals and sharks.

Omaha Beach and Bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Omaha Beach and Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Omaha Beach and Bar 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 Omaha Beach and Bar (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Omaha Beach and Bar 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 5% 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.
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 Omaha Beach and Bar Location Map

Interactive Omaha Beach and 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 Omaha Beach and Bar is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Omaha Beach and Bar is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Omaha Beach and Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 02:10 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at Omaha Beach and Bar

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

Wind History at Omaha Beach and Bar

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

Omaha Beach and Bar Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.7
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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bushpig from New Zealand
“This break only has anything on it when the swell is coming from the the east. However the reports for Omaha are also applicable for the neighboring Tawharanui break which is a bit more consistent with it being open to the more common northerly swell.

I would like to point out that the Omaha bar doesn't exist any more .”

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