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:

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Quality rating

Rating information for Boating

This rating is a guide to determine how pleasant the boating conditions are likely to be. But this should not be treated as a substitute for using all available sources of information for the purpose of safety.
10A green rating between 7 and 10 indicates calm waters, based on little or no wind, and swell height less than a metre.
6An orange rating between 4 and 6 indicates average boating conditions, possibly affected by light-fair winds, and a swell height around 1-2 metres.
1A red rating between 1 and 3 suggests poor and possibly dangerous conditions such as strong winds and a big swell height 2-3 metres plus.
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