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Tauranga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.6
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.6

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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 20 Jun 2021 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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.4 min: 12.4 °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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.7 max: 15.4 min: 12.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for West Coast South Island

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Tauranga Bay are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (light winds from the SW at Cape Foulwind WXT 3 km from Tauranga Bay).

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Actual: 31 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SW
Cross-Shore
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tauranga Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Tauranga Bay over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Jun 21) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.1m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 9s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tauranga Bay in the next 12 days are 2.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jun 22) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 8s period and expected on Saturday (Jun 26) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Mon 21st Jun)3.5ft (1.1m) 16s
Best Surf12AM (Tue 22nd Jun)4.5ft (1.4m) 17s
Most Powerful12PM (Tue 22nd Jun)6.5ft (2.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tauranga Bay over the next 12 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 (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sun
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Fri
02
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
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1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
1
WSW
0.7
WSW
1.3
W
2
WNW
3
NW
2.4
WNW
1.9
NW
1.6
NW
0.9
WSW
1
WSW
1
WSW
1.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
3.5
W
3
W
2.5
WSW
2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
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688554366389108615717956317731259823585447339155163757149592953736232547541154915814765370122671316875308446313135107
10

SE
15

S
25

S
15

S
10

ESE
10

E
5

NNE
10

E
15

ENE
15

N
20

N
10

WNW
20

WSW
10

W
20

NW
20

NNW
30

N
30

NNW
30

NNW
40

N
15

SW
30

WSW
25

NW
50

SW
30

WSW
20

SW
15

SSE
15

SSW
5

SE
5

E
5

NNE
10

ENE
10

E
5

NW
10

E
10

E
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crosscrossoncross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
6:35PM
2.58
7:00AM
2.71
7:35PM
2.71
8:00AM
2.81
8:31PM
2.84
8:58AM
2.91
9:25PM
2.96
9:53AM
2.98
10:18PM
3.04
10:46AM
3.01
11:09PM
3.08
11:37AM
2.98
11:59PM
3.06
12:28PM
2.91
12:49AM
2.99
1:18PM
2.80
1:40AM
2.88
2:09PM
2.67
2:30AM
2.74
3:00PM
2.53
3:22AM
2.59
3:53PM
2.42
4:16AM
2.46
12:46AM
0.46
1:19PM
0.32
1:46AM
0.33
2:17PM
0.22
2:44AM
0.19
3:12PM
0.13
3:39AM
0.07
4:05PM
0.07
4:33AM
0.00
4:56PM
0.06
5:25AM
-0.02
5:46PM
0.09
6:16AM
0.03
6:36PM
0.16
7:07AM
0.12
7:26PM
0.26
7:57AM
0.25
8:16PM
0.39
8:49AM
0.39
9:07PM
0.53
9:41AM
0.53
10:01PM
0.65
10:35AM
0.64

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

Sun
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Fri
02
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121312128812101012121312121414141415151414131096585810912121010
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5:08--5:08--5:09--5:09--5:09--5:10--5:10--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:13--5:13--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Mon afternoon, min 8°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 54mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri night, min 12°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Thu night, fresh winds from the N by Fri night).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 128mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat afternoon, min 5°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the N on Sat night, light winds from the SSE by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 5°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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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 12 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.

Are you planning a holiday in West Coast South Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Tauranga Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in West Coast South Island, consider staying in Nelson which is 161 km (100 miles) away.