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Spirits Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.3

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Spirits Bay Surf Guide

Spirits Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for .

Spirits Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
19.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Spirits Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Spirits 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 Spirits Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Spirits 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 5% of the time in February while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% 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
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
89%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Spirits Bay Location Map

Interactive Spirits 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 nearest passenger airport to Spirits Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 81 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Spirits Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Spirits Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 19:43 Local Time
SatSunday 18
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.4
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NNE
0.3
NNE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 15
SSW 10
SSW 10
SSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Spirits Bay

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

Wind History at Spirits Bay

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

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