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The Island (Island Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Taputeranga Island, The Island (Island Bay) photo

The Island (Island Bay)

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 17:07 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 6 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SE 5
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The Island (Island Bay) in Wellington is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. There is no beach break as well as a right hand reef break.. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care to avoid the rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wellington, New Zealand, 7 km from The Island (Island Bay).

IS AT (local time)

The Island (Island Bay) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Houghton Bay, 2 km from The Island (Island Bay).

moderate winds from the SE

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Air temperature
17.7 °C

Current weather near The Island (Island Bay)

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 25 miles from The Island (Island Bay).

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.431
Average period (s) 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.5

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Overall The Island (Island Bay) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Island (Island Bay) is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Island (Island Bay) is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 53 km (33 miles) away.
  • Third is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to The Island (Island Bay) and is 130 km (81 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for The Island (Island Bay), Wellington. Use the tab navigation above to view The Island (Island Bay) sea temperature, The Island (Island Bay) photographs, The Island (Island Bay) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Island (Island Bay) webcams, current wind from Wellington live weather stations and The Island (Island 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 The Island (Island Bay).