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Waipu Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 2.9

Overall: 3.5

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Waipu Cove break guidePhoto by: Peter Crowley

Waipu Cove Surf Guide

Waipu Cove in Northland is an exposed beach break that has reliable surf Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of .

Waipu Cove Spot Info

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Surfing Waipu Cove:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waipu Cove occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Waipu Cove sea temperature, Waipu Cove photographs, Waipu Cove detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waipu Cove webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Waipu Cove tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Waipu Cove

Waipu Cove Surf:

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 05:36 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 5 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
W 5
NW 10
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

For Langs beach, 5 km from Waipu Cove.

IS AT (local time)

Waipu Cove Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Maungaturoto NRC, 16 km from Waipu Cove.

Air temperature
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Current weather near Waipu Cove

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 11 miles from Waipu Cove.

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Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.3
Average period (s) 4 6.1 6 6.7

All wavebuoys around Waipu Cove

Overall Waipu Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Waipu Cove: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Waipu Cove: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

just over the smelly creek,and up the hill..feb..2013, Waipu Cove photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: peter johnson

Waipu cove Cranking! photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: Monique Fleming

carrotfish, Waipu Cove photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: Peter Crowley

Just like the good old days., Waipu Cove photo

Waipu Cove

Photo credit: Logan Murray

Waipu Cove Location Maps

Waipu Cove Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Northland surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Waipu Cove

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waipu Cove:

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Wave buoys nearest to Waipu Cove:

Tide stations nearest to Waipu Cove:

  • Closest tide station
    Marsden Point
    14 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Island Point
    27 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Waipu Cove is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waipu Cove is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Third is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand is 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waipu Cove and is 217 km (135 miles) away.
Waipu Cove break location map and break info