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

Overall: 3.4

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Hawai River Spot ID

Marginal Hawai, Hawai River photo

Hawai River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Hawai Right, Hawai River photo

Hawai River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Last wave at Hawai, Hawai River photo

Hawai River

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.8 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 20:27 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 16 16 15 9
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
SE 5
Wind State glass glass off cross-

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Hawai River in East Cape is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf. The best conditions for surfing are during the cyclone season. Offshore winds are from the south southeast with some shelter here from east southeast winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north. There is no point break. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks and locals.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Hawai River (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Hawai River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Opotiki wx, 24 km from Hawai River.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
20.2 °C

Current weather near Hawai River

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 53 miles from Hawai River.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.29
Dominant period (s) 9.1 11.8 2.4 2.7

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Overall Hawai River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Also see Hawai River surf quality by season and Hawai River surf quality by month.

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Hawai River Location Maps

Hawai River Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Hawai River:

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Ski Resorts closest to Hawai River:

  • Closest ski area
    140 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    140 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    145 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    209 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    369 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Hawai River:

  • Closest city location
    57 mi
  • Second closest city location
    72 mi
  • Third closest city location
    76 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    122 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hawai River is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 54 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hawai River is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Hawai River and is 156 km (97 miles) away.
Hawai River break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hawai River, East Cape. Use the tab navigation above to view Hawai River sea temperature, Hawai River photographs, Hawai River detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hawai River webcams, current wind from East Cape live weather stations and Hawai River 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 Hawai River.