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Paparahi Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Paparahi Point Surf Guide

Paparahi Point in Northland is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. No reef break here. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and sharks.

Paparahi Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Paparahi Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Paparahi Point occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Paparahi Point 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 19% of the time in January while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 51% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
51%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Paparahi Point Location Map

Interactive Paparahi Point 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 Paparahi Point is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Paparahi Point is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Paparahi Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 03:03 Local Time
Thursday 15
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.3
NE
-
-
Period (s) 10 10 10 -
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 10
SW 15
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Paparahi Point

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

Wind History at Paparahi Point

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

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    • Icon  s33.2
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    • Icon  s21.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

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