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Parengarenga Harbour Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Parengarenga Harbour Bar Surf Guide

Parengarenga Harbour Bar in Northland is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Parengarenga Harbour Bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Parengarenga Harbour Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Parengarenga Harbour Bar occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Parengarenga Harbour Bar (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Parengarenga Harbour Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in January while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 78% 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 Parengarenga Harbour Bar Location Map

Interactive Parengarenga Harbour 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 Parengarenga Harbour Bar is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 65 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Parengarenga Harbour Bar is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Parengarenga Harbour Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 16:37 Local Time
Tuesday 20Wed
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
N 20
NNW 10
NNW 20
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Parengarenga Harbour Bar

Surf stats for Parengarenga Harbour Bar, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Parengarenga Harbour Bar

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

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