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Tuahine Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.6

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Tuahine Point Surf Guide

Tuahine Point in Gisborne is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. A left hand reef. Best around mid tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Tuahine Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tuahine Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tuahine 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 Tuahine Point (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Tuahine Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in May while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Tuahine Point Location Map

Interactive Tuahine 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 Tuahine Point is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Tuahine Point is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.

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Tuahine Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 09:01 Local Time
Friday 26
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.0
E
1.1
E
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 0
W 10
ESE 15
E 15
ENE
Wind State glass cross-
on
cross cross

Swell History at Tuahine Point

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

Wind History at Tuahine Point

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

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