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Anaura Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 3.2

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Anaura Bay Surf Guide

Anaura Bay in East Cape is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights and there is a right hand reef break as well.

Anaura Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
17.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Anaura Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Anaura Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Anaura Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Anaura Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Anaura Bay Location Map

Interactive Anaura Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Anaura Bay is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Anaura Bay is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Anaura Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 17 May 2021, 10:01 Local Time
Monday 17
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.0
E
1.0
E
1.0
E
0.9
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NW 5
N 15
WNW
Wind State cross glass cross off

Swell History at Anaura Bay

Surf stats for Anaura Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Anaura Bay

Wind stats for Anaura Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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