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Takapuna-North Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.5

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Takapuna-North Reef break guidePhoto by: Max Wilson

Takapuna-North Reef Surf Guide

Takapuna-North Reef in Auckland East Coast is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of locals and pollution.

Takapuna-North Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Takapuna-North Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Takapuna-North Reef 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 Takapuna-North Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Takapuna-North Reef 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 1% of the time in July while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 93% 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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Takapuna-North Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 00:12 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 10
WSW 10
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Takapuna-North Reef

Surf stats for Takapuna-North Reef, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Takapuna-North Reef

Wind stats for Takapuna-North Reef, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Takapuna-North Reef Reviews:

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Based on 10 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.9
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.4
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.6
  • Crowds:Icon  s32.8
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Jack from New Zealand
“This break is extremely inconsistent however on its day, it is the New Zealand equivalent of Teahupoo. Bring your ear muffs as inside the barrel on this treacherous stretch of reef, it is loud enough to burst your ear drums. Heavy localism here, do not even considering paddling out unless you are apart of the taka hard crew. Experts only. Beware of sharks.”

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