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Tapotupoto Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.2

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Tapotupoto Bay Surf Guide

Tapotupoto Bay in Northland is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of .

Tapotupoto Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tapotupoto Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tapotupoto 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 6% of the time in January while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
12%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tapotupoto Bay Location Map

Interactive Tapotupoto 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 nearest passenger airport to Tapotupoto Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tapotupoto Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE), also in New Zealand, 143 km (89 miles) away.

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Tapotupoto Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 5 March 2021, 17:13 Local Time
Friday 05Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.8
N
0.7
NNE
0.5
N
0.6
NNE
Period (s) 9 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
WSW 10
W 10
WNW
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Tapotupoto Bay

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

Wind History at Tapotupoto Bay

Wind stats for Tapotupoto 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 Tapotupoto Bay:

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