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Opoutama Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Opoutama Beach Spot ID

Opoutama Beach photo

Opoutama Beach

Photo credit: Sascha

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.4 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 09:03 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
S 15
SE 15
ESE 15
Wind State glass cross cross-

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Opoutama Beach in Mahia is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An unrowded break, even when it is working.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Waikokopu, New Zealand, 2 km from Opoutama Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Opoutama Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At George Nothling Drive Point Lookout wx, 3 km from Opoutama Beach.


Air temperature
22.9 °C

Current weather near Opoutama Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 117 miles from Opoutama Beach.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.06
Dominant period (s) 8.7 9.5 9.5 10.0

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Overall Opoutama Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Opoutama Beach Location Maps

Opoutama Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Opoutama Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    126 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    203 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    327 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Opoutama Beach:

  • Closest city location
    29 mi
  • Second closest city location
    57 mi
  • Third closest city location
    67 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    108 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    132 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Opoutama Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Opoutama Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Opoutama Beach and is 213 km (132 miles) away.
Opoutama Beach break location map and break info

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