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

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Tauranga Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Tauranga left, Tauranga Bay photo

Photo credit: Rob Davies

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Tauranga Bay 300m lefts photo

Photo credit: Bazils Hostel Westport

Tauranga Bay Spot ID:

Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.1 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2015, 19:32 Local time

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4PM 7PM 10PM 1AM
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 10
SW 10
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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. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks peel to the left and there is also a left hand point break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care to avoid the rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Westport Airport, 10 km from Tauranga Bay.

moderate winds from the W

Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Tauranga Bay

Overall Tauranga Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tauranga Bay:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Larsen Street 2 mi
Second closest break Shingles 7 mi
Third closest break Charleston 9 mi
Fourth closest break Westport Breakwater 10 mi
Fifth closest break Fox River 18 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Tauranga Bay:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4508 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4556 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4796 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4857 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5018 mi

Tide stations nearest to Tauranga Bay:

Closest tide station Westport 7 mi
Second closest tide station Greymouth 47 mi
Third closest tide station Hokitika River Bar 70 mi
Fourth closest tide station Motueka 92 mi
Fifth closest tide station Mapua 93 mi

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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

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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.


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