Tora-Bombora ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Tora-Bombora Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(The Wairarapa, New Zealand)

Tora, Wairarapa, Tora-Bombora photo

Photo credit: Louis Murphy-Harris

Tora-Bombora Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Sunday, 1 March 2015, 08:18 Local time

Sunday 01
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 9 9 9 14
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 20
WNW 15
WNW 10
Wind State off off off cross-

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Tora-Bombora in the Waiararpa is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Tora-Bombora Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ngawi, 27 km from Tora-Bombora.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
21 °C

Current weather near Tora-Bombora

Overall Tora-Bombora Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Also see Tora-Bombora surf quality by season and Tora-Bombora surf quality by month.

Tora-Bombora Location Maps

Tora-Bombora Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tora-Bombora:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Tora Point 0 mi
Second closest break Tora-Stix 0 mi
Third closest break Tora-Shipwreck 1 mi
Fourth closest break White Rock 9 mi
Fifth closest break Dee Dees 17 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Tora-Bombora:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4382 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4441 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4691 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4753 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4889 mi

Tide stations nearest to Tora-Bombora:

Closest tide station Cape Palliser 15 mi
Second closest tide station Lower Hutt 38 mi
Third closest tide station Wellington 42 mi
Fourth closest tide station Porirua Harbour (Plimmerton) 47 mi
Fifth closest tide station Makara Bay 48 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Tora-Bombora:

Closest ski area Mount Lyford (New Zealand) 139 mi
Second closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 140 mi
Third closest ski area Hanmer (New Zealand) 151 mi
Fourth closest ski area Turoa (New Zealand) 151 mi
Fifth closest ski area Tukino (New Zealand) 154 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Tora-Bombora:

Closest city location Upper Hutt (New Zealand) 35 mi
Second closest city location Lower Hutt (New Zealand) 38 mi
Third closest city location Wellington (New Zealand) 42 mi
Fourth closest city location Porirua (New Zealand) 44 mi
Fifth closest city location Paraparaumu (New Zealand) 49 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Tora-Bombora is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tora-Bombora is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 64 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tora-Bombora and is 139 km (86 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tora-Bombora, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view Tora-Bombora sea temperature, Tora-Bombora photographs, Tora-Bombora detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tora-Bombora webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and Tora-Bombora 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 Tora-Bombora.


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