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Tauranga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Tauranga Bay Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Thursday 13 Aug 2020 NZST
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Tauranga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tauranga Bay sea temperature is 13.0 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 12.7 max: 13.8 min: 11.7 °C)
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Tauranga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tauranga Bay sea temperature is 13.0 °C (Statistics for 13 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 12.7 max: 13.8 min: 11.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Tauranga Bay (light winds from the SSE at Cape Foulwind WXT 3 km from Tauranga Bay). 2.7m 8 s period wind swell from WSW is too big

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Actual: 41 min ago

Light
15 km/h
SSE
Offshore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tauranga Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Tauranga Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Aug 13) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.6m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 1.4m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tauranga Bay in the next 7 days are 5.0m 11s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Aug 19) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 4.5m 11s period and expected on Tuesday (Aug 18) at 9PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Thu 13th Aug)5ft (1.6m) 13s
Best Surf12AM (Wed 19th Aug)16ft (5.0m) 11s
Most Powerful12AM (Wed 19th Aug)16ft (5.0m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tauranga Bay over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy(?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thu
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
314443221212223101100223
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.6
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
1.2
NNW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
5
NNW
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.8
WSW
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8165677345545252851691158211911316715115328845745685148180158147206
10
SW
25
SW
10
E
10
E
0
NNE
5
SW
0
WNW
0
NW
10
SE
10
E
10
N
5
ENE
10
ENE
10
N
15
E
20
ENE
40
NNE
45
NNE
30
ENE
35
NNE
5
E
5
SE
5
SSW
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off
offcrossglasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crossglassoffglass
5:38PM
2.19
6:08AM
2.20
6:43PM
2.24
7:14AM
2.28
7:44PM
2.37
8:12AM
2.42
8:38PM
2.54
9:04AM
2.60
9:26PM
2.74
9:51AM
2.78
10:11PM
2.94
10:37AM
2.93
10:56PM
3.10
11:21AM
3.04
11:20AM
0.85
11:53PM
0.88
12:26PM
0.83
12:59AM
0.81
1:29PM
0.74
1:59AM
0.66
2:24PM
0.59
2:52AM
0.47
3:14PM
0.41
3:40AM
0.27
4:00PM
0.24
4:26AM
0.08
4:44PM
0.09
5:11AM
-0.05

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tauranga Bay blow from the ESE

Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thu
20
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy rain
heavy rain
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
some cloudssome cloudssome cloudslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrslight rainsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsheavy rainheavy rainlight rainrain shwrsclearclear
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10108711910109910108881010101112121013
7:26--7:24--7:24--7:22--7:20--7:20--7:18--7:16-
-5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54--5:55--5:57--5:58

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Wed morning, min 9°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNE on Tue afternoon, calm by Wed afternoon).

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Information about the Tauranga Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tauranga Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tauranga Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tauranga Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Tauranga Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Tauranga Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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