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Motiti Island - Ernies ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Motiti Island – Ernies Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)

Motiti Island - Ernies Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.5 °C

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Saturday, 23 February 2019, 15:18 Local time
Saturday 23Sun
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 20
W 25
W 25
WSW 25
Wind State off off off off

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Motiti Island - Ernies in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from northwest winds. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east southeast. No beach break here and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Big Little House Papamoa Beach wx, 10 km from Motiti Island - Ernies.

light winds from the WSW

Air temperature
27.4 °C

Current weather near Motiti Island - Ernies

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 12 miles from Motiti Island - Ernies.

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.76
Dominant period (s) 7.7 7.1 8.0 8.0

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Overall Motiti Island - Ernies Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Ski Resorts closest to Motiti Island - Ernies:

  • Closest ski area
    119 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    126 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    170 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    348 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Motiti Island - Ernies:

  • Closest city location
    14 mi
  • Second closest city location
    35 mi
  • Third closest city location
    62 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    96 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    107 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Motiti Island - Ernies is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Motiti Island - Ernies is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Motiti Island - Ernies and is 125 km (78 miles) away.
Motiti Island - Ernies break location map and break info

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