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Oraka Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Oraka Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Saturday, 25 November 2017, 00:05 Local time
FriSaturday 25
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 9 4 4 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 10
N 5
WNW 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross-

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Oraka Beach in Gisborne and Mahia is a fairly exposed beach break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aurora Point, 5 km from Oraka Beach.

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Oraka Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia Peninsula Whangawehi wx, 3 km from Oraka Beach.

light winds from the NNE

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
16.6 °C

Current weather near Oraka Beach

Overall Oraka Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Oraka Beach Location Maps

Oraka Beach Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Oraka Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    123 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    127 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    129 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    205 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    328 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Oraka Beach:

  • Closest city location
    29 mi
  • Second closest city location
    58 mi
  • Third closest city location
    68 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    111 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    135 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Oraka Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oraka Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oraka Beach and is 216 km (134 miles) away.
Oraka Beach break location map and break info

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