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Northland Surfing

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A bit like South Africa, many surfers write off New Zealand as a surf destination because it's too far or too cold. The cold argument doesn't hold for Northland, where clear, warm sub-tropical waters wash both sides of a peninsula that benefits from a near 300° swell window. Any pulse from SSW all the way round to SE will hit countless uncrowded beaches, points and reefs. Northland is relatively narrow and at the widest point it's less then 1 hours drive from east to west. The Twin Coast Discovery Highway leads to most of the surf locations so it's perfectly suited to campervan touring. Piha was the birthplace of NZ surfing, introduced by two Californian lifeguards, Rick Stoner and Bing Copeland.
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16 - 23°C
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13 - 22°C
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9 - 17°C
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8 - 14°C
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9 - 17°C
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12 - 21°C
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+ Super-wide swell window
+ NZ?s warmest region
+ Mostly uncrowded
+ Shipwreck Bay lefts
+ Outdoor sports heaven
- West coast frequently onshore
- Many spots with tough 4WD access
- Inconsistent East Coast
- Long hikes to some spots
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Piha Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 9.5ft 15secs 235° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon 90 Mile Beach Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 14secs 254° 16mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Forestry Star 2ft 10secs 67° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Scott Point Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star Grey Star 4.5ft 14secs 254° 16mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - N North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Elliot Bay Star 2.5ft 10secs 69° 9mph Light Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
NE - SE South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Henderson Bay 0ft 0secs 0° 17mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
2
N - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Muriwai Beach Star Star Star Grey Star Grey Star 5.5ft 14secs 250° 12mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
2
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Orewa Beach 0ft 0secs 0° 11mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
NE - E South Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pataua Bar Star 2.5ft 10secs 69° 9mph Light Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
2
NE - E South Westerly All Tides