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Maketu Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Maketu Bar Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 08:04 Local time
Saturday 28
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 50
NNW 50
NNW 45
NW 40
Wind State on cross-

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Maketu Bar in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed point break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kaituna Cut, 3 km from Maketu Bar.

IS AT (local time)

Maketu Bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tauranga Airport, 25 km from Maketu Bar.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Maketu Bar

Overall Maketu Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Maketu Bar Location Maps

Maketu Bar Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Maketu Bar:

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Wave buoys nearest to Maketu Bar:

Tide stations nearest to Maketu Bar:

  • Closest tide station
    17 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Moutohora (Whale) Island
    29 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    32 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Ohope Wharf
    38 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    39 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Maketu Bar:

  • Closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    114 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    116 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    120 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    168 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    344 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Maketu Bar:

  • Closest city location
    Tauranga (New Zealand)
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rotorua (New Zealand)
    29 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Hamilton (New Zealand)
    64 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Manukau (New Zealand)
    102 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Gisborne (New Zealand)
    104 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Maketu Bar is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 25 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Maketu Bar is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Maketu Bar and is 115 km (71 miles) away.
Maketu Bar break location map and break info

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