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Makorori North 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 North Spot ID

Headland from sea, Makorori North photo

Makorori North

Photo credit: Nick Brick

Bazil the Northerns enforcer, Makorori North photo

Makorori North

Photo credit: Donz

Nice left, Makorori North photo

Makorori North

Photo credit: Michelle

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11:34 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 15 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
Wind State cross cross-
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Makarori (North) in Gisborne is a sheltered beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pouawa Beach, 3 km from Makorori North.

IS AT (local time)

Makorori North Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gisborne-West, 12 km from Makorori North.


Air temperature
15.1 °C

Current weather near Makorori North

Overall Makorori North Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Makorori North Location Maps

Makorori North Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Makorori North:

  • Closest ski area
    142 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    144 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    147 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    222 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    356 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Makorori North:

  • Closest city location
    8 mi
  • Second closest city location
    86 mi
  • Third closest city location
    97 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Makorori North is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Makorori North is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Makorori North and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
Makorori North break location map and break info

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