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Wainui Bay break guidePhoto by: robd

Wainui Bay Surf Guide

Wainui Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Wainui Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wainui Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Wainui Bay 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 40% of the time in January while 54% 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.
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 Wainui Bay Location Map

Interactive Wainui 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 Wainui Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wainui Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Wainui Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 15:03 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-
off off

Swell History at Wainui Bay

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

Wind History at Wainui Bay

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

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