Great Barrier Island Surf Report

Surf conditions & tides at Great Barrier Island’s most popular surfing locations.

Great Barrier Island offers some of the best surf on New Zealand’s east coast.

Near perfect Pacific swells sweep onto pristine white sand beaches and offer good all year round surfing conditions.

The most popular locations are Whangapoua Beach, Awana Beach, Palmers Beach, Kaitoke Beach and Medlands Beach.

Most are easy to reach and generally never over crowded.

These forecasts are updated on the hour, every hour.

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Awana Beach Good conditions

Forecast for 16h today, updated 2:00pm on Thursday 9th December 2021
Set face1.8m
SwellE 1.3 m @ 12s
WindNW 9 kts
Sea temp20°C
Tides: Low: 05:20 am (0.2 m); High: 11:40 am (2.12 m); Low: 06:00 pm (0.31 m);
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Kaitoke Beach Good conditions

Forecast for 16h today, updated 2:00pm on Thursday 9th December 2021
Set face1.7m
SwellE 1.3 m @ 12s
WindNW 9 kts
Sea temp20°C
Tides: Low: 05:20 am (0.21 m); High: 11:40 am (2.26 m); Low: 06:00 pm (0.33 m);
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Medlands Beach Average conditions

Forecast for 16h today, updated 2:00pm on Thursday 9th December 2021
Set face1.7m
SwellE 1.2 m @ 12s
WindNW 9 kts
Sea temp20°C
Tides: Low: 05:20 am (0.21 m); High: 11:40 am (2.25 m); Low: 06:00 pm (0.33 m);
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Whangapoua (Great Barrier Island) Good conditions

Forecast for 16h today, updated 2:00pm on Thursday 9th December 2021
Set face1.2m
SwellE 0.8 m @ 12s
WindNW 7 kts
Sea temp20°C
Tides: Low: 05:30 am (9.81 m); High: 11:40 am (11.87 m); Low: 06:10 pm (9.93 m);
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