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Papamoa Beach Park break guidePhoto by: Cheni Wilson

Papamoa Beach Park Surf Guide

Papamoa Beach Park in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Watch out for - Rips / undertow - Localism.

Papamoa Beach Park Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Papamoa Beach Park:

The best conditions reported for surf at Papamoa Beach Park 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 Papamoa Beach Park (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Papamoa Beach Park 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 6% of the time in January while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 77% 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 Papamoa Beach Park Location Map

Interactive Papamoa Beach Park 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 Papamoa Beach Park is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Papamoa Beach Park is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Papamoa Beach Park Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 June 2022, 20:14 Local Time
SunMonday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Papamoa Beach Park

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

Wind History at Papamoa Beach Park

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

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