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Tay street ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.6

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Tay street break guidePhoto by: Kane Sefton

Tay street Surf Guide

Tay street in Bay of Plenty is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include .

Tay street Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tay street:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tay street occur when a North-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Tay street with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in January while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% 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 Tay street 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 Tay street is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tay street is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Tay street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 07:52 Local Time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 5 6 6 5
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
Wind State cross-
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Wind History at Tay street

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