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Rarawa Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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Rarawa Beach Surf Guide

Rarawa Beach in Northland is an exposed beach break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Rarawa Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rarawa Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rarawa Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Rarawa 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 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
81%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rarawa Beach Location Map

Interactive Rarawa 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 Rarawa Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rarawa Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Rarawa Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:21 Local Time
Wednesday 03
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NW 20
NW 20
NNW
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Swell History at Rarawa Beach

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

Wind History at Rarawa Beach

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

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