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Tuamotu Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Tuamotu Island Spot ID

Tuamotu, Tuamotu Island photo

Tuamotu Island

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Tuamotu Winter surf breaks, Tuamotu Island photo

Tuamotu Island

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The Island, from Sponge Bay, Tuamotu Island photo

Tuamotu Island

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Tuamotu Island, Outside Island photo

Tuamotu Island

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The bowl, Tuamotu Island photo

Tuamotu Island

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.0 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 07:23 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 13 13 14 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WSW 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross-

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Tuamotu Island in Gisborne is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. A left hand reef break. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks/urchins.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gisborne, New Zealand, 5 km from Tuamotu Island.

IS AT (local time)

Tuamotu Island Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wildish Street Gisborne wx, 4 km from Tuamotu Island.

wind obs. (6.4 kph from 6 degs) was rejected

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
19.2 °C

Current weather near Tuamotu Island

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 105 miles from Tuamotu Island.

  1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.67
Dominant period (s) 14.3 4.2 4.3 12.5

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Overall Tuamotu Island Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Tuamotu Island Location Maps

Tuamotu Island Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Tuamotu Island:

  • Closest ski area
    136 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    139 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    142 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    217 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    351 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Tuamotu Island:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    80 mi
  • Third closest city location
    91 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    105 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    124 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tuamotu Island is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tuamotu Island is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tuamotu Island and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
Tuamotu Island break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tuamotu Island, Gisborne and Mahia. Use the tab navigation above to view Tuamotu Island sea temperature, Tuamotu Island photographs, Tuamotu Island detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tuamotu Island webcams, current wind from Gisborne and Mahia live weather stations and Tuamotu Island 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 Tuamotu Island.