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Waiheke Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.6

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Waiheke Island break guidePhoto by: Harry

Waiheke Island Surf Guide

Waiheke Island in Auckland East Coast is a sheltered beach and reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rocks.

Waiheke Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waiheke Island:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waiheke Island with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% 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).

Explore Waiheke Island Location Map

Interactive Waiheke Island 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 Waiheke Island is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waiheke Island is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Waiheke Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 October 2021, 07:17 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Waiheke Island

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

Wind History at Waiheke Island

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

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