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Anaura Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 3.2

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Anaura Bay Spot ID

Alexandra, Anaura Bay photo

Anaura Bay

Photo credit: Alexandra

Off Shore, Anaura Bay photo

Anaura Bay

Photo credit: Tom Bassett-Eason

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 07:52 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 15
E 15
E 10
Wind State glass on on on

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Anaura Bay in East Cape is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a right hand reef break.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Anaura Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tolaga Bay wx, 15 km from Anaura Bay.


Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near Anaura Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 99 miles from Anaura Bay.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.99
Dominant period (s) 9.5 8.7 9.5 9.5

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Overall Anaura Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Anaura Bay Location Maps

Anaura Bay Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Anaura Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    164 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    168 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    239 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    383 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Anaura Bay:

  • Closest city location
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    112 mi
  • Third closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    123 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    125 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Anaura Bay is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Anaura Bay is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 196 km (122 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Anaura Bay and is 202 km (125 miles) away.
Anaura Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Anaura Bay, East Cape. Use the tab navigation above to view Anaura Bay sea temperature, Anaura Bay photographs, Anaura Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Anaura Bay webcams, current wind from East Cape live weather stations and Anaura Bay tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Anaura Bay.