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Auckland is at Covid Alert Level 4, the rest of New Zealand is at Alert Level 2
At Alert Levels 4, recreational water-based activities involving sailing boats, motorised craft, motorised equipment and surfing are not permitted.

At Alert Level 2, you can do your usual water sport and recreation activities if you can do them safely. But if you are sick, stay home.
To learn more about what you need to do to stay safe visit and for more information on what is permitted visit: covid19.govt.nz

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Rating information for Surfing

10A green rating between 7 and 10 indicates good quality surf, based on a long swell period, little or no wind, and swell height greater than a metre. If the wind is quite strong, then it will be an offshore wind.
6An orange rating between 4 and 6 indicates reasonable surf conditions, although possibly affected by light-fair onshore winds, and a lower swell period e.g. 8-10 seconds.
1A red rating between 1 and 3 suggests poor conditions such as strong onshore winds, a low swell period and a small swell height, all of which can make surfing more difficult.
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