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

Overall: 3.5

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Boat Harbour Spot ID

Strong Offshore Wind at Boat Harbour photo

Boat Harbour

Photo credit: Rob Davies

A small wave at Boat Harbour photo

Boat Harbour

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.2 °C

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Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 18:44 Local time
Wednesday 20Thu
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 10 10 11 10
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
ESE 10
Wind State cross-

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Boat Harbours in Mahia is a quite exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A reef breaks right. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aurora Point, 1 km from Boat Harbour.

IS AT (local time)

Boat Harbour Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia Heights, 6 km from Boat Harbour.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
19.8 °C

Current weather near Boat Harbour

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 121 miles from Boat Harbour.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.18
Dominant period (s) 10.5 10.0 10.5 10.5

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Overall Boat Harbour Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Boat Harbour Location Maps

Boat Harbour Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Boat Harbour:

  • Closest ski area
    126 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    129 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    131 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    208 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    329 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Boat Harbour:

  • 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 Boat Harbour is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Boat Harbour is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 166 km (103 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 Boat Harbour and is 220 km (137 miles) away.
Boat Harbour break location map and break info

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