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Tauranga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Tauranga Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Tauranga Bay Spot ID

Tauranga left, Tauranga Bay photo

Tauranga Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Low Tide, Tauranga Bay photo

Tauranga Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Low tide right, Tauranga Bay photo

Tauranga Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Tauranga Bay 300m lefts photo

Tauranga Bay

Photo credit: Bazils Hostel Westport

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Friday, 27 May 2016, 06:28 Local time
Friday 27
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Wave (m) 3.0
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3.0
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2.5
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2.4
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Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 5
NW 15
NNE
Wind State cross-
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Tauranga Bay in West Coast South Island is an exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks peel to the left and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Tauranga Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westport Airport, 10 km from Tauranga Bay.

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Air temperature
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Overall Tauranga Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The closest passenger airport to Tauranga Bay is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tauranga Bay is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand, 156 km (97 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tauranga Bay, West Coast South Island. 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 West Coast South Island 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.


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