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Pakiri beach break guidePhoto by: Lloyd Murdoch

Pakiri beach Surf Guide

Pakiri beach in Northland is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

Pakiri beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pakiri beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pakiri beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Pakiri beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in January while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 58% 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 Pakiri 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 Pakiri beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pakiri beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Pakiri beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 06:54 Local Time
Thursday 26
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Pakiri beach

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

Wind History at Pakiri beach

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

Pakiri beach Reviews:

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Sam from New Zealand
“My favourite surf beach of them all. Undiscovered and perfect. Dolphins also came to visit.”

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