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Opoutere Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Opoutere Beach Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 23:03 Local time
WedThursday 13
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
Wind State cross-
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Opoutere Beach in Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Slipper Island, New Zealand, 9 km from Opoutere Beach.

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Opoutere Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Manor Pauanui wx, 11 km from Opoutere Beach.

light winds from the NNW

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
21.4 °C

Current weather near Opoutere Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 57 miles from Opoutere Beach.

  4PM 5PM 6PM 7PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.76
Dominant period (s) 16.7 10.0 9.5 14.3

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Overall Opoutere Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Opoutere Beach Location Maps

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Ski Resorts closest to Opoutere Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    147 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    150 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    154 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    180 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    367 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Opoutere Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Opoutere Beach is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 68 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Opoutere Beach is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Opoutere Beach and is 127 km (79 miles) away.
Opoutere Beach break location map and break info

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