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Raupo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Raupo Bay Surf Guide

Raupo Bay in Northland is a sheltered beach and reef break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from north winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here.

Raupo Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Raupo Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Raupo Bay occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Raupo Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in February while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
4%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Raupo Bay Location Map

Interactive Raupo 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 Raupo Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Raupo Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Raupo Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 15:12 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
Period (s) 17 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 15
NW 10
NW 10
NW
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Swell History at Raupo Bay

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

Wind History at Raupo Bay

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

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