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Wainui Beach - Pines ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Wainui Beach - Pines Spot ID

Sunset at Pines, Wainui Beach - Pines photo

Wainui Beach - Pines

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Small summer swell  - Wainui, Wainui Beach - Pines photo

Wainui Beach - Pines

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Pines - looking towards Makorori, Wainui Beach - Pines photo

Wainui Beach - Pines

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Pining Surf Club Bazza's, Wainui Beach - Pines photo

Wainui Beach - Pines

Photo credit: Kooza

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.3 °C

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Monday, 22 April 2019, 03:07 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 11 11 11 5
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
N 10
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Pines(Wainui Beach) in Gisborne is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. 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 and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gisborne, New Zealand, 6 km from Wainui Beach - Pines.

IS AT (local time)

Wainui Beach - Pines Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gisborne Airport, 10 km from Wainui Beach - Pines.


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Air temperature
10.2 °C

Current weather near Wainui Beach - Pines

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 105 miles from Wainui Beach - Pines.

  10PM 11PM 12AM 1AM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 0.86
Dominant period (s) 12.5 3.8 4.1 4.4

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Overall Wainui Beach - Pines Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Ski Resorts closest to Wainui Beach - Pines:

  • Closest ski area
    139 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    141 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    144 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    219 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    353 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Wainui Beach - Pines:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    82 mi
  • Third closest city location
    93 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    106 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    125 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Wainui Beach - Pines is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Pines is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Pines and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
Wainui Beach - Pines break location map and break info

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