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Donut Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Donut Island Surf Guide

Donut Island in The Coromandel is an exposed reef break The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from southeast winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. No reef break here. Crowds are never a problem here. Take care of - Rocks.

Donut Island Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Donut Island:

The best conditions reported for surf at Donut Island occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Donut Island 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 34% of the time in January while 50% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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 Donut Island Location Map

Interactive Donut Island 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 Donut Island is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Donut Island is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Donut Island Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 23 April 2021, 08:52 Local Time
Friday 23
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 8 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
NNE 10
N 10
Wind State glass on cross-

Swell History at Donut Island

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

Wind History at Donut Island

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

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