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Oakura Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Oakura Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.9 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 04:23 Local time
Saturday 28
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 5 5 8 8
Wind (km/h) 35
NNW 35
NNW 30
NW 35
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Oakura Bay in Northland is a quite exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the reef break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whangaruru Harbour, New Zealand, 3 km from Oakura Bay.

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Oakura Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Okahu Island, 25 km from Oakura Bay.

moderate winds from the N

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Current weather near Oakura Bay

Overall Oakura Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Oakura Bay Location Maps

Oakura Bay Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Oakura Bay:

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Wave buoys nearest to Oakura Bay:

Tide stations nearest to Oakura Bay:

  • Closest tide station
    Whangaruru Harbour
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Whangamumu Harbour
    10 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    17 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Oakura Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    271 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    273 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    278 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    279 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    456 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Oakura Bay:

  • Closest city location
    Whangarei (New Zealand)
    24 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Northshore (New Zealand)
    100 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Waitakere (New Zealand)
    101 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Auckland (New Zealand)
    107 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Manukau (New Zealand)
    114 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Oakura Bay is Kerikeri Airport (KKE) in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oakura Bay is Whangarei Airport (WRE), also in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Kaitaia Airport (KAT) in New Zealand, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand is 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oakura Bay and is 289 km (180 miles) away.
Oakura Bay break location map and break info

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