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Tata Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Tata Beach Spot ID

Tata Beach photo

Tata Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Tata shorebreak, Tata Beach photo

Tata Beach

Photo credit: Tom Bassett-Eason

Body Surfing, Tata Beach photo

Tata Beach

Photo credit: Tom Bassett-Eason

Shacked, Tata Beach photo

Tata Beach

Photo credit: Tom Bassett-Eason

Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.8 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 13:58 Local time
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Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 15
W 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Tata Beach in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed beach break The best wind direction is from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Surfable in an onshore breeze Short period wind swells are the rule and the best wave direction is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tarakohe, New Zealand, 1 km from Tata Beach.

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Tata Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At 118 Pupu Takaka wx, 12 km from Tata Beach.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
26.2 °C

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Town and city forecasts close to Tata Beach:

  • Closest city location
    37 mi
  • Second closest city location
    73 mi
  • Third closest city location
    103 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    103 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    108 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tata Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tata Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tata Beach and is 175 km (109 miles) away.
Tata Beach break location map and break info

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