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Whiritoa Surf Guide

Whiritoa in Coromandel is a reasonably exposed beach break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Whiritoa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whiritoa:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whiritoa 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 Whiritoa Location Map

Interactive Whiritoa 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 Whiritoa is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whiritoa is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Whiritoa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 19:56 Local Time
WedThursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Whiritoa

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

Wind History at Whiritoa

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

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