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Taipa Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Taipa Bay Surf Guide

Taipa-Doubtless Bay in Northland is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Taipa Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Taipa Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Taipa Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 68% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
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
68%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Taipa Bay Location Map

Interactive Taipa Bay 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 Taipa Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Taipa Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Taipa Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 07:15 Local Time
Sunday 11
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 1.6
N
1.1
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
Period (s) 8 11 12 12
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 5
SSE 5
SSE 5
NE
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Swell History at Taipa Bay

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

Wind History at Taipa Bay

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Taipa Bay:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.