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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 surf' 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 surf
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 3:19 pm 19 Sep 2014

Oaro surf

New Zealand | Oaro

Average rating: 2.2
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As you drive south from Kaikoura, Oaro is the small settlement where the road leaves the coast. It's a wave-magnet best surfed low to mid and on a small swell. On this small easterly swell Oaro threw up head-high faces while Mangamaunu was knee to waist high at best. Iron Gate was also good in these conditions and is the most sheltered from a NW wind.