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Makorori Centre ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Makorori Centre Spot ID

Tail end of a South Swell, Makorori Centre photo

Makorori Centre

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Makarori Centre, South swell, Makorori Centre photo

Makorori Centre

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Friends of Makorori, Makorori Centre photo

Makorori Centre

Photo credit: Donz

Lookout view, Makorori Centre photo

Makorori Centre

Photo credit: Donz

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.0 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 11:15 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
NNE 15
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Makarori Centre in Gisborne is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pouawa Beach, 4 km from Makorori Centre.

IS AT (local time)

Makorori Centre Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wainui Gisborne wx, 4 km from Makorori Centre.


Air temperature
24.1 °C

Current weather near Makorori Centre

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 106 miles from Makorori Centre.

  5AM 6AM 7AM 8AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.22
Dominant period (s) 11.1 6.5 5.6 13.3

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Overall Makorori Centre Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Makorori Centre Location Maps

Makorori Centre Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Makorori Centre:

  • Closest ski area
    141 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    144 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    146 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    221 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    356 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Makorori Centre:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    85 mi
  • Third closest city location
    96 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Makorori Centre is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Makorori Centre is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Makorori Centre and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
Makorori Centre break location map and break info

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