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Tokatu Peninsula ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Tokatu Peninsula Surf Guide

Tokatu Peninsula in Northland is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Ideal winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for locals and sharks.

Tokatu Peninsula Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tokatu Peninsula:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tokatu Peninsula occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tokatu Peninsula with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
89%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tokatu Peninsula Location Map

Interactive Tokatu Peninsula 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 Tokatu Peninsula is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tokatu Peninsula is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away.

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Tokatu Peninsula Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 19:20 Local Time
Tuesday 09Wed
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.2
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0.2
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0.2
N
0.2
N
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
WSW 15
WSW 15
WSW 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
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Swell History at Tokatu Peninsula

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

Wind History at Tokatu Peninsula

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

Tokatu Peninsula Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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bushpig from New Zealand
“This break has been misnamed which made it dificult to find on this site. its not the Tokatu peninsula - its called the Tawharanui peninsula.
Anyways - this is break that we generally use as it almost always has something on it unlike the neighboring Omaha beach.
The break is inside an ecological reserve so access is a little hampered by the main gates being shut at night.
This beach get very busy in the summer to the point where its impossible to surf in the main section of the beach due to huge amounts of swimmers.
I will point out that the locals here are quite tolerant of guests as most people who surf here are out-of-towners.
Sharks are not as common as Omaha (where they breed) but I would recomend taking it easy on the road as its quite narrow and busy in the summer”

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