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Takou Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Takou Bay Spot ID

Summer evening at Takou Bay photo

Takou Bay

Photo credit: Phil

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.5 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 18:08 Local time
Monday 21Tue
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 20
SW 15
SW 15
Wind State off off off off

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Takou Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waiiti Bay, New Zealand, 10 km from Takou Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Takou Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua (aut), 6 km from Takou Bay.

light winds from the SW

no report
Air temperature
25.6 °C

Current weather near Takou Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 64 miles from Takou Bay.

  1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3

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Overall Takou Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Takou Bay Location Maps

Takou Bay Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Takou Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    290 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    299 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    303 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    305 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    472 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Takou Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Takou Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Takou Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.
Takou Bay break location map and break info

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