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Taits Beach (Waikari River) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Taits Beach (Waikari River) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

Taits Beach (Waikari River) Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.5 °C

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 10:43 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 7 7 3 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 15
ESE 10
Wind State glass on cross-

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Taits Beach in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Beware of Private,.

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Taits Beach (Waikari River) Tide Times and Tide Chart

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Air temperature
23.4 °C

Current weather near Taits Beach (Waikari River)

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 105 miles from Taits Beach (Waikari River).

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.99
Dominant period (s) 12.5 13.3 11.1 12.5

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Overall Taits Beach (Waikari River) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Taits Beach (Waikari River) is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Taits Beach (Waikari River) is Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Taits Beach (Waikari River) and is 179 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Taits Beach (Waikari River), Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Taits Beach (Waikari River) sea temperature, Taits Beach (Waikari River) photographs, Taits Beach (Waikari River) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Taits Beach (Waikari River) webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Taits Beach (Waikari River) 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 Taits Beach (Waikari River).