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Waipapakauri Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Waipapakauri Beach Surf Guide

Waipapakauri Beach in Northland is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of .

Waipapakauri Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waipapakauri Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waipapakauri Beach occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Waipapakauri Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in March while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% 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).

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Interactive Waipapakauri 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 Waipapakauri Beach is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waipapakauri Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Waipapakauri Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 08:29 Local Time
Sunday 09
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 16 15 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
N 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Waipapakauri Beach

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

Wind History at Waipapakauri Beach

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

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