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Arataki ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Arataki Spot ID

The Dragon Board 2, Arataki photo


Photo credit: Roy Stuart

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.5 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 18:36 Local time
Saturday 23Sun
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
W 20
W 25
WSW 20
Wind State cross-

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Arataki in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tauranga, New Zealand, 3 km from Arataki.

IS AT (local time)

Arataki Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tauranga Aero Aws, 1 km from Arataki.

moderate winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
22.5 °C

Current weather near Arataki

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 22 miles from Arataki.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.80
Dominant period (s) 8.0 7.7 8.0 8.0

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Overall Arataki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Arataki Location Maps

Arataki Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Arataki:

  • Closest ski area
    114 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    117 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    342 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Arataki:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    34 mi
  • Third closest city location
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    87 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    98 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Arataki is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Arataki is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Arataki and is 121 km (75 miles) away.
Arataki break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arataki, Bay of Plenty. Use the tab navigation above to view Arataki sea temperature, Arataki photographs, Arataki detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arataki webcams, current wind from Bay of Plenty live weather stations and Arataki 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 Arataki.