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Whangamata Estuary ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Whangamata Estuary Surf Guide

Whangamata Estuary in Coromandel is a quite exposed beach/bar break that has inconsistent surf Ideal winds are from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks are all rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Whangamata Estuary Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
20.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whangamata Estuary:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whangamata Estuary occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whangamata Estuary with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in June while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% 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 Estuary Location Map

Interactive Whangamata Estuary 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 Estuary is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whangamata Estuary is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Whangamata Estuary Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 20:53 Local Time
WedThursday 15
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 10
SW 10
WSW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Whangamata Estuary

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

Wind History at Whangamata Estuary

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

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