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Pataua ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Pataua Spot ID

Pataua after cyclone wilma down the beach photo

Pataua

Photo credit: Dylan Montgomerie

Strong Offshore Wind, Pataua photo

Pataua

Photo credit: Yvonne

Pataua North Cyclone Swell 2015-16 photo

Pataua

Photo credit: Jacob Clark

Perfect, Pataua photo

Pataua

Photo credit: Jacob Clark

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 09:31 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.7
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1.5
ENE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
W 15
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Wind State cross-
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Pataua in Northland is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Pataua (0 km).

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Pataua Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Aorangi Matapouri Marua Ngunguru wx, 16 km from Pataua.

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Air temperature
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Current weather near Pataua

Overall Pataua Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Pataua Location Maps

Pataua Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pataua:

  • Closest ski area
    249 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    250 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    254 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    255 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    435 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pataua:

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Pataua is Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pataua is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Pataua and is 250 km (155 miles) away.
Pataua break location map and break info

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


FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.