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The Ledge ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Ledge Surf Guide

The Ledge in Northland is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right The best wind direction is from the south. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

The Ledge Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Ledge:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Ledge occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing The Ledge with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 42% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
42%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Ledge Location Map

Interactive The Ledge 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 The Ledge is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Ledge is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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The Ledge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 05:39 Local Time
Wednesday 19
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.3
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
0.4
ENE
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
W 15
WSW 15
WSW 20
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at The Ledge

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

Wind History at The Ledge

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

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