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Raneika Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Raneika Beach Surf Guide

Raneika Beach in Hawkes Bay is a quite exposed reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded

Raneika Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Raneika Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Raneika Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Raneika Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in July while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 63% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
17%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
63%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Raneika Beach Location Map

Interactive Raneika 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 Raneika Beach is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Raneika Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Raneika Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 20:47 Local Time
TueWednesday 10
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.7
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.8
ESE
0.8
ESE
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 10
N 10
W 10
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross off off

Swell History at Raneika Beach

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

Wind History at Raneika Beach

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

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