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

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Maketu Bar Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)


Maketu Bar Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.2 °C

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Monday, 20 April 2015, 02:09 Local time

Sun Monday 20
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 30
E 25
E 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Maketu Bar in Bay of Plenty is a reasonably exposed point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the south with some shelter here from west winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Tide Times:

For Kaituna Cut, 3 km from Maketu Bar.

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Live Weather:

At Tauranga Airport, 25 km from Maketu Bar.


Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Maketu Bar

Overall Maketu Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Maketu Bar:

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Closest break Newdicks Beach 1 mi
Second closest break Kaituna Cut 2 mi
Third closest break Motiti Island - Ernies 8 mi
Fourth closest break Motiti Island Right 8 mi
Fifth closest break Motiti Island - Swannis 9 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Maketu Bar:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4129 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4185 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4431 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4493 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4637 mi

Tide stations nearest to Maketu Bar:

Closest tide station Tauranga 17 mi
Second closest tide station Moutohora (Whale) Island 29 mi
Third closest tide station Whakatane 32 mi
Fourth closest tide station Ohope Wharf 38 mi
Fifth closest tide station Ohiwa 39 mi

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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

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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.
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