Port Waikato Surf Cam

Port Waikato Surf Cam

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Manukau Recreational Forecast

Nearby coastal warnings: Nil for Raglan

Today: Northerly 10 knots, rising to 15 knots this morning and then to 25 knots gusting 35 knots about midday. Changing southwest 10 knots this evening. Sea becoming rough about midday, easing this evening. Cloudy. Poor visibility in periods of rain with thunderstorms possible this morning and afternoon. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Sunday: Southwest 10 knots, rising to 20 knots in the morning, easing to 15 knots in the evening. Isolated morning showers, then fine. Southwest swell 2 metres, easing to 1.5 metres for a time.

Monday: Southwest 20 knots, easing to southerly 10 knots in the evening. Fine. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Tuesday: Southerly 10 knots, easing to variable 5 knots early. Partly cloudy. Southwest swell 2 metres.

Issued: 6:23am Sat, 20 Apr

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Port Waikato Heads 3x Day Forecast

Surf Break

Port Waikato, this spot has more than your average west coast beach break, with some seriously beach break peaks, a gnarly reef and a sheltered bay for when the swell is maxing out everywhere else. The beach break has your usual array of heavy, west coast peaks that are best surfed at high tide. When the banks line up right though, it can turn into an almost point like set up, with exceptionally good lefts offering rides that will make your thighs burn. Walk out along the rocks at the south end when the swell is 4ft of more to get to the reef, which is a seriously heavy wave, breaking left over some sharp and shallow rocks. The bay at the south end, between the cliffs and an outcrop of rocks can also get good, and at lower tides this can be a great option when the rest of the west coast is maxing out. Theres a pretty dedicated local scene down here so surf respectfully.