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Whangamata Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.9

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Whangamata Beach break guidePhoto by: vincent

Whangamata Beach Surf Guide

Whangamata Beach in Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Whangamata Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whangamata Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whangamata Beach 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 10% of the time in July while 23% 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.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whangamata Beach Location Map

Interactive Whangamata 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 Whangamata Beach is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whangamata Beach is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 87 km (54 miles) away.

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Whangamata Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 November 2020, 22:35 Local Time
SunMonday 30
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.3
NE
0.4
NE
0.3
NE
0.4
NE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 20
WSW 15
WSW 10
WSW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
off cross-
off

Swell History at Whangamata Beach

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

Wind History at Whangamata Beach

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

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