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Piha-The Ditch ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Piha-The Ditch Surf Guide

Piha-The Ditch in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. The beach breaks are all rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Piha-The Ditch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Piha-The Ditch:

The best conditions reported for surf at Piha-The Ditch occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Piha-The Ditch (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Piha-The Ditch with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in March while 56% 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.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Piha-The Ditch Location Map

Interactive Piha-The Ditch 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-The Ditch is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Piha-The Ditch is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Piha-The Ditch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 13:23 Local Time
Sunday 07
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 3.0
WSW
3.0
WSW
3.5
WSW
2.1
WSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 30
W 35
W 35
WSW 30
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Piha-The Ditch

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

Wind History at Piha-The Ditch

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

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