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Tay street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.5

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Tay street Spot ID

Sunrise light on Trees, Tay street photo

Tay street

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Tiana-Breeze de Mooij, Tay street photo

Tay street

Photo credit: Peter de Mooij

Tiana-Breeze de Mooij, Tay street photo

Tay street

Photo credit: Pete

Buzzy day, Tay street photo

Tay street

Photo credit: Kane Sefton

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.6 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:44 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
S 15
SSW 15
Wind State off cross-

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Tay street in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tauranga, New Zealand, 2 km from Tay street.

IS AT (local time)

Tay street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At TaurangaAeroAws, 2 km from Tay street.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Tay street

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 23 miles from Tay street.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.98
Dominant period (s) 7.4 7.4 8.3 8.7

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Overall Tay street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tay street Location Maps

Tay street Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Tay street:

  • Closest ski area
    115 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    117 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    342 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tay street:

  • Closest city location
    3 mi
  • Second closest city location
    34 mi
  • Third closest city location
    50 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    86 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    98 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tay street is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tay street is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 70 km (43 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tay street and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
Tay street break location map and break info

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