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Red Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Red Beach break guidePhoto by: anonymus

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
21.5°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
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 20:28 Local Time
TueWednesday 10
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.2
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.1
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 11
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 5
W 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Red Beach

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Wind History at Red Beach

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