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Tauranga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.5

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Tauranga Bay Surf Guide

Tauranga Bay in Northland is a reasonably exposed beach break that usually has waves Works best in offshore winds from the south. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Tauranga Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
21.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tauranga Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tauranga Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 15% of the time in March while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
15%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
53%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tauranga Bay Location Map

Interactive Tauranga 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 Tauranga Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tauranga Bay is Kaitaia Airport (KAT), also in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Tauranga Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 21:13 Local Time
TueWednesday 03
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.2
E
1.2
E
1.1
E
1.1
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Tauranga Bay

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

Wind History at Tauranga Bay

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

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