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Mahanga Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Mahanga Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Mahanga Beach Spot ID

Mahanga Beach photo

Mahanga Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C

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Saturday, 23 September 2017, 05:11 Local time
Saturday 23
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Wave (m) 3.0
ESE
2.5
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2.3
ESE
2.0
ESE
Period (s) 10 10 9 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SSE 15
SSE 15
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Wind State cross-
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Mahanga Beach in Mahia is a fairly exposed beach and point break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is a left hand point break too. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waikokopu, New Zealand, 6 km from Mahanga Beach.

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Mahanga Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Peninsula Mahia wx, 6 km from Mahanga Beach.

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Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near Mahanga Beach

Overall Mahanga Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Ski Resorts closest to Mahanga Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    123 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    126 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    128 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    204 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    329 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Mahanga Beach:

  • Closest city location
    27 mi
  • Second closest city location
    58 mi
  • Third closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    109 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    132 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Mahanga Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mahanga Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mahanga Beach and is 212 km (132 miles) away.
Mahanga Beach break location map and break info

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