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Makorori Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.7

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Makorori Point Spot ID

Makarori Point, Makorori Point photo

Makorori Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Surfing SUP at the Point, Makorori Point photo

Makorori Point

Photo credit: Dawn Furmage

Canoeists at Makorori Point photo

Makorori Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

The view from the hill, Makorori Point photo

Makorori Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Point sunset, Makorori Point photo

Makorori Point

Photo credit: Donz

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.7 °C

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 10:48 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
N 10
ENE 10
E 5
Wind State cross-

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Makarori Point in Gisborne is an exposed point break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Pouawa Beach, 6 km from Makorori Point.

IS AT (local time)

Makorori Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wainui Gisborne wx, 3 km from Makorori Point.


Air temperature
26.7 °C

Current weather near Makorori Point

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 105 miles from Makorori Point.

  4AM 5AM 6AM 7AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.99
Dominant period (s) 12.5 13.3 11.1 12.5

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Overall Makorori Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Makorori Point Location Maps

Makorori Point Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Makorori Point:

  • Closest ski area
    140 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    143 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    145 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    221 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    354 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Makorori Point:

  • Closest city location
    7 mi
  • Second closest city location
    84 mi
  • Third closest city location
    95 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    126 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Makorori Point is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Makorori Point 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 176 km (109 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Makorori Point and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
Makorori Point break location map and break info

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