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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: 17.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:10 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
NW 5
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.

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Maketu Bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 14 km from Maketu Bar.


Air temperature
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Current weather near Maketu Bar

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 9 miles from Maketu Bar.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.82
Dominant period (s) 10.0 10.5 10.0 10.0

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Overall Maketu Bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Maketu Bar Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Maketu Bar:

  • Closest ski area
    114 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    116 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    120 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    168 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    344 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Maketu Bar:

  • Closest city location
    17 mi
  • Second closest city location
    29 mi
  • Third closest city location
    64 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    102 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    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.