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Waikawau Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Waikawau Bay Surf Guide

Waikawau Bay in Coromandel is a quite exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Waikawau Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waikawau Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waikawau Bay 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 Waikawau Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waikawau Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in June while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 84% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
84%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waikawau Bay Location Map

Interactive Waikawau Bay 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 Waikawau Bay is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waikawau Bay is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Waikawau Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 00:39 Local Time
SatSunday 09
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.1
NNE
1.1
NNE
1.0
NNE
1.0
NNE
Period (s) 7 7 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 10
NNE 15
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Wind State cross-
on
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Swell History at Waikawau Bay

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

Wind History at Waikawau Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Waikawau Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    19km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    23km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    23km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Waikawau Bay: