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Kuaotunu ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.5

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Kuaotunu Spot ID

one off, Kuaotunu photo


Photo credit: Joel

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.9 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 14:20 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
S 5
SSW 10
SW 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Kuaotunu in Coromandel is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Kuaotunu (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Kuaotunu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Matarangi wx, 7 km from Kuaotunu.

light winds from the S

Air temperature
27.4 °C

Current weather near Kuaotunu

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 83 miles from Kuaotunu.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.95
Dominant period (s) 8.0 - 7.4 7.4

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Overall Kuaotunu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Kuaotunu Location Maps

Kuaotunu Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Kuaotunu:

  • Closest ski area
    173 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    177 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    180 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    200 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    388 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Kuaotunu:


  • The closest passenger airport to Kuaotunu is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kuaotunu is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kuaotunu and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
Kuaotunu break location map and break info

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