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Raglan-Whale Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 2.4

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Raglan-Whale Bay Surf Guide

Raglan-Whale Bay in West Coast Auckland is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Raglan-Whale Bay Spot Info

Icon  reefReef and pointIcon  s22.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.4°C

Surfing Raglan-Whale Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Raglan-Whale Bay sea temperature, Raglan-Whale Bay photographs, Raglan-Whale Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Raglan-Whale Bay webcams, current wind from Raglan and West Waikato live weather stations and Raglan-Whale Bay 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 Raglan-Whale Bay

Raglan-Whale Bay Surf:

Monday, 1 June 2020, 20:18 Local time
MonTuesday 02
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 15
SSW 20
SW 20
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Raglan, New Zealand, 7 km from Raglan-Whale Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Raglan-Whale Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PortTaharoaAws, 39 km from Raglan-Whale Bay.

light winds from the SE

no report
Air temperature
15.4 °C

Current weather near Raglan-Whale Bay

Overall Raglan-Whale Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Surf stats for Raglan-Whale Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Raglan-Whale Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Whale, Raglan-Whale Bay photo

Raglan-Whale Bay

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Raglan-Whale Bay

Photo credit: jim van kennen

nice turn, Raglan-Whale Bay photo

Raglan-Whale Bay

Photo credit: jim van kennen

nice, Raglan-Whale Bay photo

Raglan-Whale Bay

Photo credit: jim van kennen

sweet swell, Raglan-Whale Bay photo

Raglan-Whale Bay

Photo credit: jim van kennen

Raglan-Whale Bay Location Maps

Raglan-Whale Bay Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Raglan and West Waikato surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Raglan-Whale Bay

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Raglan-Whale Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Raglan-Whale Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Raglan-Whale Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Aotea Harbour
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Waikato River Entrance
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    LPG Terminal
    55 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Raglan-Whale Bay is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Raglan-Whale Bay is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Raglan-Whale Bay and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
Raglan-Whale Bay break location map and break info