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Whatipu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Whatipu Surf Guide

Whatipu in Auckland is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks peel to the right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Whatipu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whatipu:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Whatipu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in April while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
28%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
50%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whatipu Location Map

Interactive Whatipu 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 Whatipu is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whatipu is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.

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Whatipu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 22 October 2021, 16:17 Local Time
Friday 22Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
35
35
35
35
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Whatipu

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

Wind History at Whatipu

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

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