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Taupo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Taupo Bay break guidePhoto by: DudSanger

Taupo Bay Surf Guide

Taupo Bay in Northland is a sheltered beach break that is usually a safe bet Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips and rocks.

Taupo Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Taupo Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Taupo Bay occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Taupo Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in December while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 13% 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).

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Interactive Taupo 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 Taupo Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Taupo Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away.

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Taupo Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 07:45 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 9 9 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
NW 15
NW 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Swell History at Taupo Bay

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Wind History at Taupo Bay

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Taupo Bay Reviews:

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Based on 6 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.4
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s55.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Fred Zip from New Zealand
“Lots of excellent wave time over a three week period. Warm water, regular off shore. Very good wave 1.5 - 2.5 meter range.”

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