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Marokopa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Marokopa Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.1 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 17:05 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 20
SSW 20
S 15
S 15
Wind State cross-

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Marokopa in Taranaki is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Marokopa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At PortTaharoaAws, 16 km from Marokopa.

moderate winds from the SSW

Air temperature
23.0 °C

Current weather near Marokopa

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 112 miles from Marokopa.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.98
Dominant period (s) 7.4 7.4 8.3 8.7

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Overall Marokopa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Marokopa is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Marokopa is New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand, 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 128 km (80 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Marokopa and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Marokopa, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Marokopa sea temperature, Marokopa photographs, Marokopa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Marokopa webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Marokopa 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 Marokopa.