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Tairua Bar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.5

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Tairua Bar Surf Guide

Tairua Bar in Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach/bar break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast. The beach breaks are all lefts. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips,Jet Skis.

Tairua Bar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/barIcon  s54.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tairua Bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tairua Bar 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 Tairua Bar (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tairua Bar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
67%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tairua Bar Location Map

Interactive Tairua Bar 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 Tairua Bar is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 79 km (49 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tairua Bar is Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand, 96 km (60 miles) away.

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Tairua Bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 17:03 Local Time
Tuesday 13Wed
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
W 15
W 15
W 10
W
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Tairua Bar

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

Wind History at Tairua Bar

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Tairua Bar:

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.