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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Whananaki 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 7% of the time in March while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
59%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whananaki Beach Location Map

Interactive Whananaki 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 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.

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Whananaki Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 13:49 Local Time
Tuesday 18
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.6
E
0.5
E
0.7
NNE
0.4
E
Period (s) 11 11 8 10
Wind (km/h) 35
W 30
WSW 30
WSW 25
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Whananaki Beach

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

Wind History at Whananaki Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Whananaki Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Whananaki Beach: