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Arataki break guidePhoto by: Roy Stuart

Arataki Surf Guide

Arataki in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days.

Arataki Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arataki:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arataki occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Arataki with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Arataki Location Map

Interactive Arataki 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 Arataki is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Arataki is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Arataki Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 June 2022, 01:40 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at Arataki

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

Wind History at Arataki

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

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