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Oaro ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Oaro Surf Photo: 'Oaro fun waves' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.2
ESE
20
NW
NW
0.5
NNE
1.0
ESE
0.5
ENE
11 s cross-
off
6 s 11 s 7 s

Open ocean wave model on 19 September at 3 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Oaro around the time the photo was taken

Oaro fun waves
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 2:11 pm 19 Sep 2014

Oaro fun waves

New Zealand | Oaro

Average rating: 2.0
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Oaro had the biggest waves on the Kaikoura coast this day with periods when the faces were head high (but small spells too, like this) compared with knee-waist high Mangamaunu. Strong fohn NW wind alternated here between straight offshore, strong sideshore from the NE, or from the SW, or just clam. I've never known surf conditions vary so much so quickly.