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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: 16.1 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 08:04 Local time
Saturday 28
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 40
NNW 40
NNW 40
NW 40
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross

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Arataki in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of .

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 Airport, 1 km from Arataki.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
18.2 °C

Current weather near Arataki

Overall Arataki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Arataki Location Maps

Arataki Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Arataki:

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Wave buoys nearest to Arataki:

Tide stations nearest to Arataki:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Slipper Island
    44 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Moutohora (Whale) Island
    45 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    48 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    50 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Arataki:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    114 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    117 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    121 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    342 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Arataki:

  • Closest city location
    Tauranga (New Zealand)
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rotorua (New Zealand)
    34 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Hamilton (New Zealand)
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Manukau (New Zealand)
    87 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Northshore (New Zealand)
    98 mi
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.