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Kaiaua Bay

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Kaiaua Bay

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:05 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 10
NNE 10
N 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Kaiaua Bay in East Cape is an exposed beach break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the east. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Anaura Bay, 8 km from Kaiaua Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Kaiaua Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ASCATB179E39S, 45 km from Kaiaua Bay.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Kaiaua Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 103 miles from Kaiaua Bay.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.84
Dominant period (s) 9.5 10.0 10.5 10.0

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Overall Kaiaua Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Kaiaua Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Kaiaua Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    161 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    163 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    166 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    239 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    380 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Kaiaua Bay:

  • Closest city location
    31 mi
  • Second closest city location
    110 mi
  • Third closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    122 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kaiaua Bay is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kaiaua Bay is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kaiaua Bay and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
Kaiaua Bay break location map and break info

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