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Red Beach Surf Guide

Red Beach in Auckland East Coast is a quite exposed beach break that only works once in a while. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

Red Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
22.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Red Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Red 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 3% of the time in July while 10% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 87% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
10%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
87%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Red 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 Red Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Red Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Red Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 30 January 2023, 07:05 Local Time
Monday 30
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m)
1.7
NE
1.6
NE
1.6
NE
1.5
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
30
25
25
25
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
on

Swell History at Red Beach

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

Wind History at Red Beach

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

Red Beach Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 18 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.9
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Bob from New Zealand
“Constant 7-8ft barrels. This break has a absolute cooking right hander of the reef and if you have big enough balls the break on top of the reef is a heavy slab. further down the beach there is a heavy shorebreak which gives barrels every time. Locals are hostile so would recommend to bring safety gear to avoid being knocked out by a punch. A helmet is recommended as the surf gets pretty gnarly out at reddaz.”

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