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Whangapoua ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.2

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Whangapoua break guide

Whangapoua Surf Guide

Whangapoua in Coromandel is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Whangapoua Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whangapoua:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whangapoua 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 Whangapoua (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whangapoua with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 3% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% 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 Whangapoua Location Map

Interactive Whangapoua 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 Whangapoua is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whangapoua is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Whangapoua Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 08:13 Local Time
Sunday 09
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
N 20
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Whangapoua

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

Wind History at Whangapoua

Wind stats for Whangapoua, 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 Whangapoua. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Whangapoua: