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Tora Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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Tora Point break guidePhoto by: Louis Murphy-Harris

Tora Point Surf Guide

Tora Point in the Waiararpa is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Tora Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPointIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tora Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tora Point occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tora Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in June while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
43%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
28%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tora Point Location Map

Interactive Tora Point 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 Tora Point is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tora Point is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 64 km (40 miles) away.

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Tora Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 17:15 Local Time
Friday 26Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 0.9
ENE
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.3
ENE
Period (s) 9 8 8 15
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
NE 15
NNE 15
NNE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Tora Point

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

Wind History at Tora Point

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

Tora Point Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 4 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.9
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.2
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.5
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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sea wolf from New Zealand
“Northerly not a good wind for here, creates chop it is side shore, NW best wind. Peace.”

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