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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: 14.4 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 00:49 Local time
FriSaturday 28
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
W 15
W 15
Wind State cross-

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Tauranga Bay in West Coast South Island is an exposed beach and point break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks consists of lefts and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Tauranga Bay (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Tauranga Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westport Airport, 10 km from Tauranga Bay.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Tauranga Bay

Overall Tauranga Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Tauranga Bay Location Maps

Tauranga Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tauranga Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Tauranga Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Tauranga Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    47 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Hokitika River Bar
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    92 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    93 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Tauranga Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    73 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Temple Basin (New Zealand)
    80 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Hanmer (New Zealand)
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Craigieburn (New Zealand)
    94 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Broken River (New Zealand)
    94 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Tauranga Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    100 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Blenheim (New Zealand)
    131 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    137 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Wellington (New Zealand)
    175 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Porirua (New Zealand)
    181 mi
Tauranga Bay break location map and break info

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.