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Pauanui Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.5

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Pauanui Beach break guide

Pauanui Beach Surf Guide

Pauanui Beach in Coromandel is a quite exposed beach and point break that has very consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include .

Pauanui Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
very consistent17.3°C

Surfing Pauanui Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Pauanui Beach sea temperature, Pauanui Beach photographs, Pauanui Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pauanui Beach webcams, current wind from Coromandel live weather stations and Pauanui Beach 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 Pauanui Beach

Pauanui Beach Surf:

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 10:12 Local time
Saturday 06
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 20
WSW 15
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Tide Times:

For Tairua, New Zealand, 3 km from Pauanui Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Pauanui Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kopu East, 23 km from Pauanui Beach.


Air temperature
10.1 °C

Current weather near Pauanui Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 62 miles from Pauanui Beach.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 0.00
Dominant period (s) 28.6 28.6 28.6 28.6

All wavebuoys around Pauanui Beach

Overall Pauanui Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Pauanui Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Pauanui Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Line up, Pauanui Beach photo

Pauanui Beach

Photo credit: Jamie McCaw

Pauanui Beach Location Maps

Pauanui Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Coromandel surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Pauanui Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pauanui Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Pauanui Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Pauanui Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Slipper Island
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Rocky Point (Thames)
    21 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Coromandel Harbour
    29 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pauanui Beach is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 77 km (48 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pauanui Beach is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Pauanui Beach and is 135 km (84 miles) away.
Pauanui Beach break location map and break info