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Puwheke Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Puwheke Beach Surf Guide

Puwheke Beach in Northland is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often Offshore winds blow from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for rocks.

Puwheke Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Puwheke Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Puwheke Beach occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Puwheke 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 5% of the time in January while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% 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 Puwheke Beach Location Map

Interactive Puwheke 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 Puwheke Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Puwheke Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 70 km (43 miles) away.

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Puwheke Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 10:31 Local Time
Sunday 18
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 10
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Puwheke Beach

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

Wind History at Puwheke Beach

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

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