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Blowhole ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Blowhole Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Sunday, 26 June 2016, 00:16 Local time
SatSunday 26
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.8
N
1.9
N
2.0
N
2.2
NNW
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 15
N 20
NNW 30
NW 30
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross

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Blowhole in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. There is no point break. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tauranga, New Zealand, 2 km from Blowhole.

IS AT (local time)

Blowhole Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tauranga Airport, 4 km from Blowhole.

calm

km/h
Air temperature
12.5 °C

Current weather near Blowhole

Overall Blowhole Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Blowhole Location Maps

Blowhole Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Blowhole:

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Wave buoys nearest to Blowhole:

Tide stations nearest to Blowhole:

  • Closest tide station
    Tauranga
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Slipper Island
    42 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Moutohora (Whale) Island
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tairua
    47 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Whakatane
    50 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Blowhole:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa
    116 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino
    118 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa
    122 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow
    342 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Blowhole:

  • Closest city location
    Tauranga
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rotorua
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Hamilton
    49 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Manukau
    85 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Northshore
    96 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Blowhole is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Blowhole is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Blowhole and is 124 km (77 miles) away.
Blowhole break location map and break info

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