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Aropaonui ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Aropaonui Spot ID

Aropaonui  beach photo



Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.4 °C

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Monday, 18 February 2019, 03:11 Local time
Monday 18
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
NW 5
WNW 10
Wind State off off off on

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Aropaonui in Hawkes Bay 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 northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. A reef breaks left. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Aropaonui Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waipatiki Tangoio wx, 4 km from Aropaonui.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
19.8 °C

Current weather near Aropaonui

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 112 miles from Aropaonui.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.08
Dominant period (s) 13.3 13.3 12.5 15.4

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Overall Aropaonui Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Aropaonui Location Maps

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Town and city forecasts close to Aropaonui:


  • The closest passenger airport to Aropaonui is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Aropaonui is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 143 km (89 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand is 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Aropaonui and is 165 km (102 miles) away.
Aropaonui break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Aropaonui, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Aropaonui sea temperature, Aropaonui photographs, Aropaonui detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Aropaonui webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Aropaonui tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Aropaonui.