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Loisell's ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Loisell's Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 17:37 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 20
SSW 15
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
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Loisells in East Cape is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tolaga Bay (Cooks Cove), New Zealand, 8 km from Loisell's.

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Loisell's Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tolaga Bay wx, 8 km from Loisell's.

light winds from the SSW

Air temperature
18.0 °C

Current weather near Loisell's

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 106 miles from Loisell's.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.96
Dominant period (s) 7.4 8.3 8.7 9.5

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Overall Loisell's Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Loisell's Location Maps

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Ski Resorts closest to Loisell's:

  • Closest ski area
    155 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    158 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    161 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    234 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    372 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Loisell's:

  • Closest city location
    23 mi
  • Second closest city location
    102 mi
  • Third closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    127 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Loisell's is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Loisell's is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 195 km (121 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Loisell's and is 203 km (126 miles) away.
Loisell's break location map and break info

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