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Ohope Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.1
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.8

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Ohope Beach Spot ID

Ohope Beach creek barrel photo

Ohope Beach

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Ohope Beach

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.2 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 18:46 Local time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
N 5
NE 5
Wind State on on cross-

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Ohope Beach in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whakatane, New Zealand, 4 km from Ohope Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Ohope Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beach Ohope wx, 4 km from Ohope Beach.

light winds from the NNE

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Ohope Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 30 miles from Ohope Beach.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.91
Dominant period (s) 9.1 14.3 10.0 14.3

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Overall Ohope Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ohope Beach Location Maps

Ohope Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Ohope Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    119 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    119 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    185 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    350 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Ohope Beach:

  • Closest city location
    45 mi
  • Second closest city location
    52 mi
  • Third closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    96 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    106 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Ohope Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Ohope Beach is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Third is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Ohope Beach and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Ohope Beach break location map and break info

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