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Type: beach and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.9 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 17:36 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
WSW 10
Wind State cross-
off off cross-

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Tokata in East Cape is an exposed beach and point break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest with some shelter here from northwest winds. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and also offers a left hand point break too. Best around mid tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hicks Bay, New Zealand, 2 km from Tokata.

IS AT (local time)

Tokata Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hicks Bay, 6 km from Tokata.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
17.4 °C

Current weather near Tokata

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 94 miles from Tokata.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.96
Dominant period (s) 7.4 8.3 8.7 9.5

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Overall Tokata Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Ski Resorts closest to Tokata:

  • Closest ski area
    186 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    188 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    192 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    257 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    414 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tokata:

  • Closest city location
    75 mi
  • Second closest city location
    118 mi
  • Third closest city location
    119 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    162 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tokata is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 122 km (76 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tokata is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tokata and is 233 km (145 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tokata, East Cape. Use the tab navigation above to view Tokata sea temperature, Tokata photographs, Tokata detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tokata webcams, current wind from East Cape live weather stations and Tokata 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 Tokata.