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Owahanga ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Owahanga Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 08:53 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Owahanga in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Akito River Mouth and Reef, 9 km from Owahanga.

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Owahanga Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Castlepoint, 27 km from Owahanga.

light winds from the SSW

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Air temperature
16.8 °C

Current weather near Owahanga

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 112 miles from Owahanga.

  2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.422
Average period (s) 5.3 4.7 5.0 5.1

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Overall Owahanga Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Ski Resorts closest to Owahanga:

  • Closest ski area
    104 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    104 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    109 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    154 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    200 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Owahanga:


  • The closest passenger airport to Owahanga is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Owahanga is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Owahanga and is 149 km (93 miles) away.
Owahanga break location map and break info

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