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Waipatiki ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.1

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Waipatiki break guidePhoto by: Dean Winchester

Waipatiki Surf Guide

Waipatiki in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here.

Waipatiki Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waipatiki:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waipatiki occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waipatiki with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in May while 35% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 19% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
46%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
35%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
19%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Waipatiki Location Map

Interactive Waipatiki 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 Waipatiki is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waipatiki is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Waipatiki Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 20:00 Local Time
SatSunday 18
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SE
0.6
SE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 10
W 5
WNW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off off

Swell History at Waipatiki

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

Wind History at Waipatiki

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

Waipatiki Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.2
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Carlos from New Zealand
“The closest Airport is the one in Napier, 40 km away, about half an hour drive,”

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