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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 guidePhoto by: Mike

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

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pauanui Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in April while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 66% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
66%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pauanui Beach Location Map

Interactive Pauanui Beach 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Pauanui Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 15:49 Local Time
Sunday 09Mon
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.9
NNE
0.9
NNE
0.7
NE
0.6
NE
Period (s) 6 6 6 8
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 15
NNW 10
NW 10
NW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pauanui Beach

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

Wind History at Pauanui Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pauanui Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach/bar
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s54.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pauanui Beach: