Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.3

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Ocean Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

Ocean Beach, 1.5 SE Swell   photo

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locals only know this spot, Ocean Beach photo

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Ocean Beach photo

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Ocean Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.5 °C

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Saturday, 28 March 2015, 00:56 Local time

Fri Saturday 28
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
E 10
NNE 15
NNE 15
Wind State on cross cross-

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Ocean Beach in Hawkes Bay is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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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 Napier Aerodrome AWS, 36 km from Ocean Beach.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Ocean Beach

Overall Ocean Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Ocean Beach:

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Closest break Waimarama 4 mi
Second closest break Cray Bay 5 mi
Third closest break Red Island 6 mi
Fourth closest break Raneika Beach 8 mi
Fifth closest break Te Awanga 9 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Ocean Beach:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4238 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4300 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4551 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4612 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4745 mi

Tide stations nearest to Ocean Beach:

Closest tide station Napier 21 mi
Second closest tide station Wairoa River 55 mi
Third closest tide station Waikokopu 66 mi
Fourth closest tide station Castlepoint 89 mi
Fifth closest tide station Gisborne 93 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Ocean Beach:

Closest ski area Tukino (New Zealand) 81 mi
Second closest ski area Turoa (New Zealand) 85 mi
Third closest ski area Whakapapa (New Zealand) 86 mi
Fourth closest ski area Manganui (New Zealand) 159 mi
Fifth closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 261 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Ocean Beach:

Closest city location Hastings (New Zealand) 12 mi
Second closest city location Napier (New Zealand) 19 mi
Third closest city location Palmerston North (New Zealand) 84 mi
Fourth closest city location Gisborne (New Zealand) 93 mi
Fifth closest city location Wanganui (New Zealand) 104 mi
  • 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.
Ocean Beach break location map and break info
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.


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