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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Previously calm conditions have become cross-shore at Tauranga Bay (light winds from the SSW at Cape Foulwind Westport wx 5 km from Tauranga Bay). 0.7m 15 s period swell from WSW with 1.7m 7 s period wind swell from WSW
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Actual: 34 min ago

Light
10.5 km/h
SSW
Cross-Shore
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Tauranga Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 18 Oct 2018 NZDT

Tauranga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Tauranga Bay sea temperature is 13.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.5 min: 11.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
WSW
0.7
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0.8
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1
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1.2
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1.2
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1
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1.7
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2.5
NW
1.5
WSW
1.5
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Period(s) (?)71418171615141413141414131313121615141481313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)19821441358070062443142518341943733729535764861876817581114788743781757
Wind
(km/h)
15
SSW
15
WSW
10
NE
10
NNE
5
NW
0
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5
NNW
10
NW
5
SSW
5
WSW
20
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10
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5
SW
10
W
5
ENE
5
N
10
WNW
5
NNE
15
NE
20
NNE
25
NNW
15
SW
20
SSW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:53PM
2.19

7:31AM
2.17

7:56PM
2.27
8:27AM
2.29

8:47PM
2.40
9:13AM
2.43

9:30PM
2.56
9:54AM
2.59

10:10PM
2.71
10:32AM
2.73

10:47PM
2.84
11:08AM
2.85

11:24PM
2.93
11:45AM
2.93

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:35PM
0.93

1:15AM
0.86

1:41PM
0.87
2:14AM
0.76

2:36PM
0.75
3:02AM
0.61

3:21PM
0.60
3:44AM
0.45

4:01PM
0.45

4:22AM
0.31
4:38PM
0.31

4:58AM
0.18
5:15PM
0.19

5:35AM
0.10

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Tauranga Bay blow from the ESE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1313121313131314131413121515141414141312131110
Sunrise
6:39--6:37--6:37--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:31--6:28-
Sunset
-7:59--8:00--8:00--8:01--8:02--8:05--8:06--8:07
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Mon morning, min 12°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tauranga Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tauranga Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tauranga Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tauranga Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Tauranga Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Tauranga Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in West Coast South Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Tauranga Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in West Coast South Island, consider staying in Nelson which is 161 km (100 miles) away.