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Taits Beach (Waikari River) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.4

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Taits Beach (Waikari River) Surf Guide

Taits Beach in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide. Beware of Private,.

Taits Beach (Waikari River) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Taits Beach (Waikari River):

The best conditions reported for surf at Taits Beach (Waikari River) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Taits Beach (Waikari River) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Taits Beach (Waikari River) Location Map

Interactive Taits Beach (Waikari River) 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 Taits Beach (Waikari River) is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Taits Beach (Waikari River) is Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.

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Taits Beach (Waikari River) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 23:17 Local Time
TueWednesday 21
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 7 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NNE 10
NE 0
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Taits Beach (Waikari River)

Surf stats for Taits Beach (Waikari River), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Taits Beach (Waikari River)

Wind stats for Taits Beach (Waikari River), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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