Torrent Bay

Torrent Bay / Rākauroa

Set within the Abel Tasman National Park, Rākauroa / Torrent Bay consists of not one, but two sandy beaches. The main beach is a curving spit of sand which goes some way to separating a large lagoon from the sea. However, there is also a beach on the lagoon side of Torrent Bay.

Torrent Bay is a lovely spot, backed by the lush, forested landscape of Abel Tasman. If it were anywhere else it would no doubt be an outstanding beach, but given its location there is some pretty stiff competition from the neighbours.

The small township here was not included in the National Park, so remains as a village of holiday houses on privately owned land. Despite there being no electricity or roads this is still home to a popular spot campsite.

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Torrent Bay Weather Info

5 Day Torrent Bay UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Torrent Bay tide times & sea state

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 3ft 17s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 16s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 12:17am (4.74m)
Low 6:10am (0.61m)
High 12:40pm (4.31m)
Low 6:43pm (0.72m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:05
Sunset17:47
Dark18:15

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 15s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
High 12:55am (4.43m)
Low 6:52am (0.96m)
High 1:27pm (3.97m)
Low 7:28pm (1.04m)
Daylight
First light06:38
Sunrise07:06
Sunset17:45
Dark18:13

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 1ft 16s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 1:37am (4.10m)
Low 7:46am (1.29m)
High 2:22pm (3.67m)
Low 8:20pm (1.32m)
Daylight
First light06:39
Sunrise07:07
Sunset17:44
Dark18:12

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 16s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 2:30am (3.77m)
Low 8:59am (1.53m)
High 3:30pm (3.48m)
Low 9:24pm (1.52m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:08
Sunset17:42
Dark18:11

Sat 27/04 »

Surf report for Sat 27/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
15:00 8ft 8s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 3:42am (3.54m)
Low 10:28am (1.61m)
High 4:44pm (3.46m)
Low 10:43pm (1.55m)
Daylight
First light06:41
Sunrise07:09
Sunset17:41
Dark18:09

Sun 28/04 »

Surf report for Sun 28/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 7ft 18s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 5:11am (3.52m)
Low 11:43am (1.53m)
High 5:50pm (3.56m)
Low 11:59pm (1.40m)
Daylight
First light06:42
Sunrise07:10
Sunset17:40
Dark18:08

Today's weather

Heavy rain

13 °C
(55 °F)

Light breeze, 9 km/h from SW

Sea temperature

16.7°C / 62°F

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