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Tapuaetahi ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Tapuaetahi Spot ID

Xmas 2012/13, Tapuaetahi photo


Photo credit: Brian

Centre reef, Tapuaetahi photo


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Stubbies, Tapuaetahi photo


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Ankle snappers, Tapuaetahi photo


Photo credit: Tom

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Monday, 22 July 2019, 21:30 Local time
MonTuesday 23
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
SW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-

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Tapuaetahi in Northland is a fairly exposed reef break that only works once in a while Offshore winds are from the south. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Doves Bay, New Zealand, 9 km from Tapuaetahi.

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Tapuaetahi Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua (aut), 2 km from Tapuaetahi.

light winds from the SSW

no report
Air temperature
12.8 °C

Current weather near Tapuaetahi

Overall Tapuaetahi Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Ski Resorts closest to Tapuaetahi:

  • Closest ski area
    289 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    296 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    301 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    302 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    470 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tapuaetahi:


  • The closest passenger airport to Tapuaetahi is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tapuaetahi is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 79 km (49 miles) away.
Tapuaetahi break location map and break info

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