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Kuaotunu ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.5

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Kuaotunu Surf Guide

Kuaotunu in Coromandel is a sheltered reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and sharks.

Kuaotunu Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kuaotunu:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kuaotunu with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 2% of the time in July while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% 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 Kuaotunu Location Map

Interactive Kuaotunu 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 Kuaotunu is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kuaotunu is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.

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Kuaotunu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 22:08 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SSW 15
ESE 25
Wind State off glass cross-

Swell History at Kuaotunu

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

Wind History at Kuaotunu

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

Kuaotunu Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.5
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s21.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s43.6
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s21.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.6
  • ...

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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The Kuaotunu Kid from New Zealand
“If you're not from here don't surf here. SUP's are invisible to locals.”

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