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Aurora Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.7

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Aurora Point Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.4 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 15:07 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 25
S 30
SSE 20
Wind State off off cross-

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Aurora Point in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east. There is no point break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Crowds are never a problem here. Take care of rips, rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Aurora Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia Heights, 7 km from Aurora Point.


Air temperature
20.2 °C

Current weather near Aurora Point

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 121 miles from Aurora Point.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.95
Dominant period (s) 8.0 - 7.4 7.4

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Overall Aurora Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Aurora Point Location Maps

Aurora Point Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Aurora Point:

  • Closest ski area
    126 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    130 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    131 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    208 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    330 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Aurora Point:

  • Closest city location
    30 mi
  • Second closest city location
    60 mi
  • Third closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    137 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Aurora Point is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Aurora Point is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Aurora Point and is 220 km (137 miles) away.
Aurora Point break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Aurora Point, Gisborne and Mahia. Use the tab navigation above to view Aurora Point sea temperature, Aurora Point photographs, Aurora Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Aurora Point webcams, current wind from Gisborne and Mahia live weather stations and Aurora Point 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 Aurora Point.