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

Overall: 3.0

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Mahanga Point Spot ID

Mahanga Point photo

Mahanga Point

Photo credit: Maz Gregory

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:11 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NNE 15
NNE 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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Mahanga Point in Mahia is a fairly exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast.There is a left hand point break here. Sometimes crowded. It can even get crowded enough to be dangerous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waikokopu, New Zealand, 8 km from Mahanga Point.

IS AT (local time)

Mahanga Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia Heights, 8 km from Mahanga Point.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
16.7 °C

Current weather near Mahanga Point

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 115 miles from Mahanga Point.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.82
Dominant period (s) 10.0 10.5 10.0 10.0

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Overall Mahanga Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Mahanga Point Location Maps

Mahanga Point Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Mahanga Point:

  • Closest ski area
    123 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    127 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    205 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    330 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Mahanga Point:

  • Closest city location
    25 mi
  • Second closest city location
    60 mi
  • Third closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    131 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mahanga Point is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mahanga Point is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 160 km (99 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mahanga Point and is 210 km (130 miles) away.
Mahanga Point break location map and break info

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