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Bowentown Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Bowentown Bar Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.2 °C

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Monday, 18 February 2019, 19:28 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
WSW 20
WSW 20
Wind State off off off off

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Bowentown Bar in Bay of Plenty is a reasonably exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks are all rights. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Bowentown Bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waihi, 2 km from Bowentown Bar.

moderate winds from the WNW

Air temperature
25 °C

Current weather near Bowentown Bar

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 37 miles from Bowentown Bar.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.96
Dominant period (s) 11.8 12.5 11.8 11.8

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Overall Bowentown Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Bowentown Bar Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Bowentown Bar:

  • Closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    127 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    131 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    163 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    347 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Bowentown Bar:

  • Closest city location
    18 mi
  • Second closest city location
    44 mi
  • Third closest city location
    48 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    81 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bowentown Bar is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bowentown Bar is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 77 km (48 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Bowentown Bar and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
Bowentown Bar break location map and break info

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