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Taupo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Taupo Bay Spot ID

Empty pit, Taupo Bay photo

Taupo Bay

Photo credit: Jono Smit

Taupo Bay photo

Taupo Bay

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Taupo Bay Setty Day photo

Taupo Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Offshore Day, Taupo Bay photo

Taupo Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Beautiful morning, Taupo Bay photo

Taupo Bay

Photo credit: Chris Boyce

Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Monday, 24 June 2019, 20:44 Local time
MonTuesday 25
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 8 7 7 5
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

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Taupo Bay in Northland is a sheltered beach break that is usually a safe bet Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whangaroa, New Zealand, 4 km from Taupo Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Taupo Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua (aut), 30 km from Taupo Bay.

light winds from the SSW

no report
Air temperature
11.7 °C

Current weather near Taupo Bay

Overall Taupo Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Taupo Bay Location Maps

Taupo Bay Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Taupo Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    298 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    310 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    314 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    315 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    478 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Taupo Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Taupo Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Taupo Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.
Taupo Bay break location map and break info

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