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Raglan-Manu Bay break guidePhoto by: mattes

Raglan-Manu Bay Surf Guide

Raglan-Manu Bay in West Coast Auckland is a quite exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach breaks consists of lefts. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks and locals.

Raglan-Manu Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Raglan-Manu Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Raglan-Manu Bay 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 Raglan-Manu Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Raglan-Manu Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% 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 Raglan-Manu Bay Location Map

Interactive Raglan-Manu Bay 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 Raglan-Manu Bay is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Raglan-Manu Bay is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Raglan-Manu Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 11:12 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 17
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Raglan-Manu Bay

Surf stats for Raglan-Manu Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Raglan-Manu Bay

Wind stats for Raglan-Manu Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Raglan-Manu Bay Reviews:

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Based on 25 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s54.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.8
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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David from New Zealand
“Crowds have really hit this place over the last couple of years. Lovely place now starting to head the way of other well known spots around the world.”

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