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Te Arai Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Te Arai Point break guidePhoto by: Alan Montefiore

Te Arai Point Surf Guide

Te Arai Point in Northland is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Te Arai Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Te Arai Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Te Arai Point occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Te Arai Point sea temperature, Te Arai Point photographs, Te Arai Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Te Arai Point webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Te Arai Point tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Te Arai Point

Te Arai Point Surf:

Friday, 10 July 2020, 09:10 Local time
Friday 10
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 10 9 10 9
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 10
W 10
Wind State off off off cross-

Tide Times:

For Black Swamp, 5 km from Te Arai Point.

IS AT (local time)

Te Arai Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wairau River- Kaipara Harbour, 26 km from Te Arai Point.


Air temperature
4.8 °C

Current weather near Te Arai Point

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 21 miles from Te Arai Point.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Average period (s) 4.7 3.5 3.2 3.2

All wavebuoys around Te Arai Point

Overall Te Arai Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Surf stats for Te Arai Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Te Arai Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

te arai, Te Arai Point photo

Te Arai Point

Photo credit: ronan gilsenan

My Beach, Te Arai Point photo

Te Arai Point

Photo credit: Alan Montefiore

Te Arai, Te Arai Point photo

Te Arai Point

Photo credit: Teremoana Achterberg

Te Arai Point Location Maps

Te Arai Point Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Northland surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Te Arai Point

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Te Arai Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Te Arai Point:

Tide stations nearest to Te Arai Point:

  • Closest tide station
    Matakana River
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Mansion House Bay
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    23 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Marsden Point
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Te Arai Point is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Te Arai Point is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Te Arai Point and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
Te Arai Point break location map and break info