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Kaituna Cut ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Kaituna Cut Surf Guide

Kaitura Cut in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Kaituna Cut Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.9°C

Surfing Kaituna Cut:

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

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Kaituna Cut sea temperature, Kaituna Cut photographs, Kaituna Cut detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kaituna Cut webcams, current wind from Bay of Plenty live weather stations and Kaituna Cut 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 Kaituna Cut

Kaituna Cut Surf:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 07:30 Local time
Tuesday 26
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 7 10 10 6
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 15
E 20
E 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

At Kaituna Cut (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Kaituna Cut Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Zanadu, 13 km from Kaituna Cut.


Air temperature
16.4 °C

Current weather near Kaituna Cut

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 11 miles from Kaituna Cut.

  11PM 12AM 1AM 2AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.48
Dominant period (s) 12.5 - - 11.8

All wavebuoys around Kaituna Cut

Overall Kaituna Cut Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May


Surf stats for Kaituna Cut: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Kaituna Cut: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Kaituna Cut Location Maps

Kaituna Cut Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Bay of Plenty surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Kaituna Cut

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kaituna Cut:

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Wave buoys nearest to Kaituna Cut:

Tide stations nearest to Kaituna Cut:

  • Closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Moutohora (Whale) Island
    31 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    34 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Ohope Wharf
    40 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    40 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kaituna Cut is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kaituna Cut is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand is 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kaituna Cut and is 114 km (71 miles) away.
Kaituna Cut break location map and break info