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

Overall: 3.5

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Whananaki Beach Surf Guide

Whananaki Beach in Northland is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Whananaki Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent17.8°C

Surfing Whananaki Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whananaki Beach occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Whananaki Beach sea temperature, Whananaki Beach photographs, Whananaki Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whananaki Beach webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Whananaki Beach 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 Whananaki Beach

Whananaki Beach Surf:

Monday, 25 May 2020, 09:42 Local time
Monday 25
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 40
N 30
NW 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross-
off off off

Tide Times:

For Moureeses, 7 km from Whananaki Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Whananaki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tutukaka Harbour AWS, 13 km from Whananaki Beach.

light winds from the N

No weather report
Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Whananaki Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 26 miles from Whananaki Beach.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.2
Average period (s) 6.1 6.4 6.5 6.6

All wavebuoys around Whananaki Beach

Overall Whananaki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Whananaki Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Whananaki Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Moureeses  Beach from Mouwhara, Whananaki Beach photo

Whananaki Beach

Photo credit: Steve CHANING-PEARCE

Whananaki Beach Location Maps

Whananaki Beach 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 Whananaki Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Whananaki Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Whananaki Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Whananaki Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Tutukaka Harbour
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Whangaruru Harbour
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Whangamumu Harbour
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Marsden Point
    22 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Whananaki Beach is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whananaki Beach is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whananaki Beach and is 273 km (170 miles) away.
Whananaki Beach break location map and break info