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Makara ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Makara Spot ID

Makara delivers photo


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Makara delivers photo


Photo credit: scott george

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 03:29 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 15 3 3 3
Wind (km/h) 20
N 15
NNW 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross-

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Makara in Wellington is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Makara Bay, New Zealand, 3 km from Makara.

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Makara Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Makara, 4 km from Makara.


Recent light rain
Air temperature
14.7 °C

Current weather near Makara

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 18 miles from Makara.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.816
Average period (s) 5.2 5.8 6.0 6.7

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Overall Makara Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Makara Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Makara:


  • The closest passenger airport to Makara is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Makara is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away.
  • Third is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Makara and is 122 km (76 miles) away.
Makara break location map and break info

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