uk es it fr pt nl
Mahia Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.3
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Gisborne and Mahia

  1. Sunday Arvo: Moderate offshores with well overhead sets. Impressive tube-rides. About 6 ballsey dudes out there getting shacked.
    Mahia Spit
<
>
View all
Mahia Spit location mapLogo printSetup Email Surf &amp; Wind AlertSecret spot?

Mahia Spit Surf Forecast / Gisborne and Mahia / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Sunday 19 Nov 2017 NZDT

Mahia Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Mahia Spit sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.7 max: 16.9 min: 14.6 °C)

SunMonday 20Tuesday 21Wednesday 22Thursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sunday 26
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
Rating
(10 max)
2
3
1
2
2
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
ESE
3
ESE
2.2
E
1.9
E
1.5
E
1.2
E
1
E
0.8
E
0.8
ESE
0.7
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.8
NNE
0.3
ESE
0.3
ESE
0.5
NE
0.5
NE
0.4
ENE
0.6
NE
Period(s) (?)10101099888866668894885534
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)200518868856143632051368075372323163532302112121111313
Wind
(km/h)
35
SSE
35
SSE
40
S
30
SSW
25
SSW
20
S
30
SSW
20
S
15
S
15
S
10
SW
10
SSW
15
SE
10
N
10
NE
25
NE
10
N
5
SW
15
E
5
SW
10
SSW
25
ENE
20
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
on
ononcross-
on
glasscross-
on
offoffonon
High Tide
/ height (m)

7:27PM
1.41
7:53AM
1.47

8:11PM
1.41
8:36AM
1.48

8:54PM
1.40
9:20AM
1.47

9:39PM
1.38
10:02AM
1.46

10:22PM
1.35
10:44AM
1.43

11:05PM
1.32
11:26AM
1.41

11:49PM
1.30
12:09PM
1.39

12:32AM
1.28
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:37AM
0.18

2:05PM
0.22
2:20AM
0.18

2:50PM
0.22
3:03AM
0.19

3:33PM
0.23
3:46AM
0.21

4:16PM
0.24

4:28AM
0.24
4:59PM
0.26

5:11AM
0.27
5:42PM
0.29

5:54AM
0.29
6:27PM
0.30

Note: the tide data above is for Aurora Point which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Mahia Spit.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Mahia Spit blow from the SW.
 SunMonday 20Tuesday 21Wednesday 22Thursday 23Friday 24Saturday 25Sunday 26
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
AM
PM
Night
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Summary
light raincloudycloudysome cloudslight rainrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudscloudysome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
1---221------------2---
High °C
1414131314141414141513131313151518181717161716
Low °C
1414131314141414141412131312141516171716161716
Chill °C (?)
1111101012121212131412121212131318181717161615
Sunrise
--5:41--5:41--5:39--5:39--5:39--5:37--5:37--
Sunset
8:05--8:06--8:07--8:07--8:08--8:09--8:10--8:13-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the S on Mon morning, light winds from the SW by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri night, min 12°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

FREE! Surf-Forecast.com widget for your website

The surf report / weather widget below is available to embed on third party websites free of charge and provides a summary of our Mahia Spit surf forecast. Simply grab the html code snippet that we provide and paste it into your own site. You can choose your preferred language and metric/imperial units for the surf forecast feed to suit users of your site. Click here to get the code.



Information about the Mahia Spit Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Mahia Spit provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Mahia Spit can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Mahia Spit surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Mahia Spit) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Mahia Spit may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Mahia Spit is 48 km (30 miles) from the city of Gisborne. If you plan a holiday in Gisborne and Mahia, look for hotels and other accommodation in Gisborne. Gisborne has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.