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Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.3

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Ocean Beach Spot ID

Ocean Beach, 1.5 SE Swell   photo

Ocean Beach

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Ocean Beach

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Ocean Beach

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Ocean Beach

Photo credit: Greg Thompson

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 11:19 Local time
Wednesday 17
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 8 7 7 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NW 25
WNW 25
W 30
Wind State cross-
off off off

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Ocean Beach in Hawkes Bay is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cray Bay, 8 km from Ocean Beach.

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Ocean Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Otane, 36 km from Ocean Beach.

moderate winds from the NW

Air temperature
13.4 °C

Current weather near Ocean Beach

Overall Ocean Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Town and city forecasts close to Ocean Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Ocean Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ocean Beach is Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Third is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Ocean Beach and is 177 km (110 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Ocean Beach, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Ocean Beach sea temperature, Ocean Beach photographs, Ocean Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Ocean Beach webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Ocean Beach 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 Ocean Beach.