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Tuahuru Reefs ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Tuahuru Reefs Spot ID

Two reefs East of The Spit, towards Boat Harbour, Tuahuru Reefs photo

Tuahuru Reefs

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 07:07 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 -
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 35
S 30
SSE 25
Wind State cross-

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Te Kapu in Mahia is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and locals.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aurora Point, 2 km from Tuahuru Reefs.

IS AT (local time)

Tuahuru Reefs Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Peninsula Mahia wx, 5 km from Tuahuru Reefs.

wind obs. (8.7 kph from 135 degs) was rejected

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
24.7 °C

Current weather near Tuahuru Reefs

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 121 miles from Tuahuru Reefs.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.57
Dominant period (s) 11.1 14.3 4.2 4.3

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Overall Tuahuru Reefs Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tuahuru Reefs Location Maps

Tuahuru Reefs Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Tuahuru Reefs:

  • Closest ski area
    125 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    129 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    130 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    207 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    329 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tuahuru Reefs:

  • Closest city location
    30 mi
  • Second closest city location
    59 mi
  • Third closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    113 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    137 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tuahuru Reefs is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tuahuru Reefs is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tuahuru Reefs and is 220 km (137 miles) away.
Tuahuru Reefs break location map and break info

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