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

Overall: 3.2

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Three Points Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 21:28 Local time
TueWednesday 21
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 10 10 9 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NW 10
NNW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Three Points in East Cape is an exposed beach and point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Anaura Bay, 7 km from Three Points.

IS AT (local time)

Three Points Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tolaga Bay wx, 10 km from Three Points.


Air temperature
14.7 °C

Current weather near Three Points

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 103 miles from Three Points.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.06
Dominant period (s) 9.5 8.7 7.7 9.1

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Overall Three Points Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Three Points Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Three Points:

  • Closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    165 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    168 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    240 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    382 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Three Points:

  • Closest city location
    33 mi
  • Second closest city location
    112 mi
  • Third closest city location
    115 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    124 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Three Points is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, which is 53 km (33 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Three Points is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 179 km (111 miles) away.
Three Points break location map and break info

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