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Mapere Choppy Waves, Mapere Beach photo

Mapere Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Mapere Solitude, Mapere Beach photo

Mapere Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:02 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross cross-

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Mapere Beach in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the east. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Mapere Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Mapere Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gisborne Airport, 16 km from Mapere Beach.


Air temperature
15.9 °C

Current weather near Mapere Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 104 miles from Mapere Beach.

  7PM 8PM 9PM 10PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.84
Dominant period (s) 9.5 10.0 10.5 10.0

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Overall Mapere Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Mapere Beach Location Maps

Mapere Beach Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mapere Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    129 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    131 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    134 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    209 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    342 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Mapere Beach:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    71 mi
  • Third closest city location
    82 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    102 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    122 mi
Mapere Beach break location map and break info

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