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Port Waikato-Sunset beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Port Waikato-Sunset beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Raglan and West Waikato, New Zealand)

Port Waikato-Sunset beach Spot ID

10am, Port Waikato-Sunset beach photo

Port Waikato-Sunset beach

Photo credit: Ash.T

Too many rocks, Port Waikato-Sunset beach photo

Port Waikato-Sunset beach

Photo credit: Raw

Holiday weekend at the Port, Port Waikato-Sunset beach photo

Port Waikato-Sunset beach

Photo credit: jason hogg

Morning on 15 July 2016, Port Waikato-Sunset beach photo

Port Waikato-Sunset beach

Photo credit: Reka Senior

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2020, 12:17 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
S 10
SSW 10
Wind State off cross-
cross cross-

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Port Waikato-Sunset beach in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waikato River Entrance, New Zealand, 4 km from Port Waikato-Sunset beach.

IS AT (local time)

Port Waikato-Sunset beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Auckland, 31 km from Port Waikato-Sunset beach.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Port Waikato-Sunset beach

Overall Port Waikato-Sunset beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Surf stats for Port Waikato-Sunset beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Port Waikato-Sunset beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Port Waikato-Sunset beach Location Maps

Port Waikato-Sunset beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Port Waikato-Sunset beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Port Waikato-Sunset beach:

Tide stations nearest to Port Waikato-Sunset beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Waikato River Entrance
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    LPG Terminal
    26 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Paratutae Island
    26 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    28 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    30 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Port Waikato-Sunset beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Port Waikato-Sunset beach is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Port Waikato-Sunset beach and is 183 km (114 miles) away.
Port Waikato-Sunset beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Port Waikato-Sunset beach, Raglan and West Waikato. Use the tab navigation above to view Port Waikato-Sunset beach sea temperature, Port Waikato-Sunset beach photographs, Port Waikato-Sunset beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Port Waikato-Sunset beach webcams, current wind from Raglan and West Waikato live weather stations and Port Waikato-Sunset beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Port Waikato-Sunset beach.