Tauranga Bay Spot ID
Type: beach and point
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell WSW | Wind ESE
Sea Temperature Today is: 19.4 °C
Tauranga Bay in West Coast South Island is an exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent 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 Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. The beach breaks peel to the left and there is a left hand point break as well. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.
Overall Tauranga Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February
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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.