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Kuoatunu Reef Surf Guide

Kuoatunu Reef in The Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach and reef break Works best in offshore winds from the south with some shelter here from southeast winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. The beach breaks favour lefts and there is also a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for - Rocks.

Kuoatunu Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kuoatunu Reef:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kuoatunu Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Kuoatunu Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 21:44 Local Time
ThuFriday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
0.2
NNE
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SSW 15
ESE 25
E
Wind State off glass cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Kuoatunu Reef

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

Wind History at Kuoatunu Reef

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

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