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Whitianga ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Whitianga Surf Guide

Whitianga in Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Whitianga Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whitianga:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whitianga 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 Whitianga Location Map

Interactive Whitianga 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 Whitianga is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whitianga is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Whitianga Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 17:01 Local Time
Saturday 08Sun
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
NE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Whitianga

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

Wind History at Whitianga

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    12km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: inconsistent
    14km away

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