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Tapotupoto Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Tapotupoto Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:21 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 30
SSW 30
SSW 30
SSW 25
Wind State cross-
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Tapotupoto Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cape Maria van Diemen, New Zealand, 9 km from Tapotupoto Bay.

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Tapotupoto Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cape Reinga, 4 km from Tapotupoto Bay.

strong winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
20.3 °C

Current weather near Tapotupoto Bay

Overall Tapotupoto Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tapotupoto Bay Location Maps

Tapotupoto Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Tapotupoto Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    345 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    367 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    371 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    372 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    514 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tapotupoto Bay:


  • The nearest passenger airport to Tapotupoto Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Tapotupoto Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 143 km (89 miles) away.
Tapotupoto Bay break location map and break info

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