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Tokomaru Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Tokomaru Bay Surf Photo: 'Tokomaru Bay Reef' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 27 March at 9 am

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Tokomaru Bay around the time the photo was taken

Tokomaru Bay Reef
user: Rob Davies (852 photos)
photo taken at: 10:20 am 27 Mar 2015

Tokomaru Bay Reef

New Zealand | Tokomaru Bay

Average rating: 3.2
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The right breaking reef at Tokomaru Bay needs at least 2m of swell from a SE direction. This swell was slightly north of east so at the beach in front of the township where the curve of the bay faces this direction, it was breaking well overhead but here it translated to at best shoulder high waves that because of the swell angle were breaking a bit too straight onto the rocks.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.