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Tauranga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.5

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Tauranga Bay Spot ID

SUP, Tauranga Bay photo

Tauranga Bay

Photo credit: Chris Boyce

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.1 °C

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Monday, 22 April 2019, 14:00 Local time
Monday 22Tue
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 6 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 10
W 15
W 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Tauranga Bay in Northland is a reasonably exposed beach break that usually has waves Works best in offshore winds from the south. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whangaroa, New Zealand, 7 km from Tauranga Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Tauranga Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Purerua (aut), 20 km from Tauranga Bay.

light winds from the NNW

no report
Air temperature
20.1 °C

Current weather near Tauranga Bay

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 73 miles from Tauranga Bay.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.6
Average period (s) 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.4

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Overall Tauranga Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Tauranga Bay Location Maps

Tauranga Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Tauranga Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    298 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    307 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    311 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    313 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    478 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tauranga Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Tauranga Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tauranga Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away.
Tauranga Bay break location map and break info

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