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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: 14.0 °C

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Friday, 28 October 2016, 01:48 Local time
ThuFriday 28
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
N 20
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Tauranga Bay in West Coast South Island is an exposed beach and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast with some shelter here from south winds. Able to handle light onshore wind Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers and 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. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Tauranga Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westport Airport, 10 km from Tauranga Bay.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
9 °C

Current weather near Tauranga Bay

Overall Tauranga Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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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.