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Waihi Beach break guidePhoto by: unripegreenbanana

Waihi Beach Surf Guide

Waihi Beach in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of .

Waihi Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waihi Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waihi Beach 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 Waihi Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waihi Beach 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 10% of the time in July while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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 Waihi Beach Location Map

Interactive Waihi Beach 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 Waihi Beach is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waihi Beach is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Waihi Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 17:26 Local Time
Monday 27Tue
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Waihi Beach

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

Wind History at Waihi Beach

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

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