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Tahunanui Beach break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Tahunanui Beach Surf Guide

Tahunanui Beach in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a sheltered beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by an onshore breeze Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Tahunanui Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Tahunanui Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tahunanui Beach occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Tahunanui Beach sea temperature, Tahunanui Beach photographs, Tahunanui Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tahunanui Beach webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Tahunanui 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 Tahunanui Beach

Tahunanui Beach Surf:

Monday, 6 July 2020, 08:36 Local time
Monday 06
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
WNW 10
WSW 10
Wind State glass cross-

Tide Times:

For Nelson, New Zealand, 3 km from Tahunanui Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Tahunanui Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Aerodrome, 2 km from Tahunanui Beach.

light winds from the NE

no report
Air temperature
11.4 °C

Current weather near Tahunanui Beach

Overall Tahunanui Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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


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

High Tide at Tahuna Beach, Tahunanui Beach photo

Tahunanui Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Tahuna Bar, Tahunanui Beach photo

Tahunanui Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Tahunanui Beach Location Maps

Tahunanui Beach Location Map

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Surf spots located close to Tahunanui BeachShoreline around Tahunanui BeachRoads and rivers around Tahunanui Beach

Use this relief map to navigate to Nelson - Tasman Bay surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Tahunanui Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Tahunanui Beach:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Tahunanui Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Tahunanui Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Astrolabe Road
    24 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tahunanui is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tahunanui is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 59 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand is 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tahunanui and is 153 km (95 miles) away.
Tahunanui Beach break location map and break info