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Motiti Island - Swannis ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Motiti Island – Swannis Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)

Motiti Island - Swannis Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 06:17 Local time
Wednesday 22
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
ESE 15
Wind State cross-
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Motiti Island - Swannis in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the south southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. There is no beach break as well as a left hand reef break. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be wary of sharks, they are not unknown here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Motiti Island - Ernies, 3 km from Motiti Island - Swannis.

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Motiti Island - Swannis Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Papamoa wx, 15 km from Motiti Island - Swannis.


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Air temperature
12.9 °C

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Overall Motiti Island - Swannis Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Ski Resorts closest to Motiti Island - Swannis:

  • Closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    123 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    127 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    172 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    350 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Motiti Island - Swannis:

  • Closest city location
    16 mi
  • Second closest city location
    37 mi
  • Third closest city location
    63 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    96 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    108 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Motiti Island - Swannis is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Motiti Island - Swannis is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 55 km (34 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 Motiti Island - Swannis and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
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