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Tracks ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.4

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Thursday, 21 February 2019, 14:35 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 4 - 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 10
N 15
NNW 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Tracks in Mahia is a sheltered reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks and locals.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Waikokopu, New Zealand (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Tracks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia Heights, 5 km from Tracks.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
25.7 °C

Current weather near Tracks

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 116 miles from Tracks.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.18
Dominant period (s) 12.5 11.8 11.8 11.8

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Overall Tracks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Ski Resorts closest to Tracks:

  • Closest ski area
    119 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    123 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    201 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    326 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Tracks:

  • Closest city location
    29 mi
  • Second closest city location
    55 mi
  • Third closest city location
    66 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    107 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    132 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Tracks is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tracks is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tracks and is 211 km (131 miles) away.
Tracks break location map and break info

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