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Maraenui Spot ID

Flat, but scenic, Maraenui photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 18:16 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
SE 10
Wind State on glass off off

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Maraenui in East Cape is a reasonably exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. The best conditions for surfing are during the cyclone season. Ideal winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from east winds. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell angle is from the north. There is no reef break Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hawai River, 2 km from Maraenui.

IS AT (local time)

Maraenui Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Cheddar Valley, 41 km from Maraenui.


Air temperature
23.2 °C

Current weather near Maraenui

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 53 miles from Maraenui.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.98
Dominant period (s) 11.1 10.5 11.1 11.1

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Overall Maraenui Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

This image describes the range of swells directed at Maraenui through an average March ... (show all text)

The graph shows how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from different directions ... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Maraenui surf consistency graph.

Also see Maraenui surf quality by season and Maraenui surf quality by month.

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Maraenui Location Maps

Maraenui Location Map

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snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Maraenui:

  • Closest ski area
    141 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    142 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    146 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    210 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    370 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Maraenui:

  • Closest city location
    57 mi
  • Second closest city location
    73 mi
  • Third closest city location
    77 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    123 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Maraenui is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Maraenui is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 92 km (57 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Maraenui and is 158 km (98 miles) away.
Maraenui break location map and break info

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