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Takou Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Takou Bay break guide

Takou Bay Surf Guide

Takou Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Takou Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Takou Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Takou Bay occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Takou 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 43% of the time in January while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
6%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Takou Bay Location Map

Interactive Takou 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 Takou Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Takou Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away.

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Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Takou Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 14:13 Local Time
Tuesday 02Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
1.2
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 20
NW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Takou Bay

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

Wind History at Takou Bay

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

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