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Rimmers Road Surf Guide

Rimmers Road in West Coast Auckland is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include rips and sharks.

Rimmers Road Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rimmers Road:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rimmers Road occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Rimmers Road with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in March while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
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 Rimmers Road 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 Rimmers Road is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rimmers Road is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Rimmers Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 19:51 Local Time
WedThursday 09
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Rimmers Road

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

Wind History at Rimmers Road

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

Rimmers Road Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s55.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Danny boy from New Zealand
“I've been going to this place for 25 yrs and it's rooted! I've never seen good waves there and that's no exaggeration. Best at 5metres on a low tide with 40knt SW winds.”

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