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: 15.6 °C

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 00:21 Local time

Tue Wednesday 01
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
NNE 15
N 10
Wind State cross-

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Tora-Bombora in The Wairarapa is an exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

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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.

Air temperature
15 °C

Current weather near Tora-Bombora

Overall Tora-Bombora Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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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.
Tora-Bombora break location map and break info
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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