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Tata Beach break guidePhoto by: Tom Bassett-Eason

Tata Beach Surf Guide

Tata Beach in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed beach break Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds There is too little fetch for groundswells to form and the best wave direction is from the north. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working.

Tata Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
19.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tata Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tata Beach occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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Interactive Tata Beach 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 Tata Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tata Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.

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Tata Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 18:24 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 3 - -
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Tata Beach

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

Wind History at Tata Beach

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

Tata Beach Reviews:

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Based on 3 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Tom Bassett-Eason from New Zealand
“Doesn't recieve swell very often but when it blows on shore it becomes a very punchy shorebreak that is good for body boarding. Sometimes at low tide it would be surfable but it's always wind chop so it doesn't have much power. The shorebreak it biggest at high tide.”

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