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Stingray Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Stingray Bay photo

Stingray Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Stingray Bay flatness photo

Stingray Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Stingaz 5-6ft, Stingray Bay photo

Stingray Bay

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3-4ft fun day at stingaz, Stingray Bay photo

Stingray Bay

Photo credit: Brynn Uriarau

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:01 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
E 10
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Stingray Bay in Hawkes Bay is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A reef breaks right Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include rips, rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tangoio Flat Rock, 3 km from Stingray Bay.

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Stingray Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waipatiki Tangoio wx, 5 km from Stingray Bay.


Air temperature
21.0 °C

Current weather near Stingray Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 115 miles from Stingray Bay.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.77
Dominant period (s) 9.5 11.1 10.5 9.5

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Overall Stingray Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Stingray Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Stingray Bay is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 100 km (62 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Stingray Bay is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Stingray Bay and is 158 km (98 miles) away.
Stingray Bay break location map and break info

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