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Last Chance ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Last Chance Spot ID

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:16 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 15
WSW 15
SW 10
Wind State off cross-

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Last Chance in Mahia is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the northeast.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around mid tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waikokopu, New Zealand, 9 km from Last Chance.

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Last Chance Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia Heights, 10 km from Last Chance.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
11.0 °C

Current weather near Last Chance

Overall Last Chance Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Last Chance Location Maps

Last Chance Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Last Chance:

  • Closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    127 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    205 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    331 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Last Chance:

  • Closest city location
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    60 mi
  • Third closest city location
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    131 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Last Chance is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Last Chance is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 147 km (91 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Last Chance and is 209 km (130 miles) away.
Last Chance break location map and break info

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