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Whangamata Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Whangamata Bar Surf Guide

Whangamata Bar in Coromandel is a reasonably exposed beach/bar break that has inconsistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Whangamata Bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whangamata Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whangamata Bar occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whangamata Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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).

Explore Whangamata Bar Location Map

Interactive Whangamata Bar 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 Whangamata Bar is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whangamata Bar is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.

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Whangamata Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 04:47 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 0
ESE 15
NE 20
Wind State glass on cross-

Swell History at Whangamata Bar

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

Wind History at Whangamata Bar

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

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