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Tawharanui ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 1.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.4

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Tawharanui Spot ID

swell, Tawharanui photo


Photo credit: Joe Homan

Tawharanui photo


Photo credit: Adin pio

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.1 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 03:54 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 25
SW 25
SW 20
SW 20
Wind State off off off off

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Tawharanui in Northland is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from south southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of - Rocks - Sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mansion House Bay, New Zealand, 7 km from Tawharanui.

IS AT (local time)

Tawharanui Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At SHIP6200, 30 km from Tawharanui.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
20.0 °C

Current weather near Tawharanui

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 37 miles from Tawharanui.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.5
Average period (s) 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.7

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Overall Tawharanui Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tawharanui Location Maps

Tawharanui Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Tawharanui:

  • Closest ski area
    201 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    206 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    207 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    208 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    395 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tawharanui:


  • The closest passenger airport to Tawharanui is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 71 km (44 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tawharanui is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Third is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 172 km (107 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tawharanui and is 189 km (117 miles) away.
Tawharanui break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tawharanui, Northland. Use the tab navigation above to view Tawharanui sea temperature, Tawharanui photographs, Tawharanui detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tawharanui webcams, current wind from Northland live weather stations and Tawharanui 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 Tawharanui.