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Motiti Island - Ernies ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Motiti Island - Ernies Surf Guide

Motiti Island - Ernies in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west with some shelter here from northwest winds. Does not handle onshore winds very well Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. There is no beach break and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

Motiti Island - Ernies Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Motiti Island - Ernies:

The best conditions reported for surf at Motiti Island - Ernies occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Motiti Island - Ernies with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 17% of the time in April while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% 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 Motiti Island - Ernies Location Map

Interactive Motiti Island - Ernies 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 Motiti Island - Ernies is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 19 km (12 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Motiti Island - Ernies is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Motiti Island - Ernies Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 07:36 Local Time
Sunday 09
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 6 5 5 8
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
NNW 20
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Motiti Island - Ernies

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

Wind History at Motiti Island - Ernies

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

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