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Wainui Beach – Schools Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

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Easterly swell at Wainui, Wainui Beach - Schools photo

Wainui Beach - Schools

Photo credit: Rob Davies

A Frame delux, Wainui Beach - Schools photo

Wainui Beach - Schools

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Schools and Stock Route from Pines, Wainui Beach - Schools photo

Wainui Beach - Schools

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 09:31 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
NW 10
N 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Wainui Beach - Schools in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed beach and reef break that is often working and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include 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 - Schools.

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Wainui Beach - Schools Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whataupoko Gisborne wx, 4 km from Wainui Beach - Schools.


Air temperature
13.1 °C

Current weather near Wainui Beach - Schools

Overall Wainui Beach - Schools Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Ski Resorts closest to Wainui Beach - Schools:

  • 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
    352 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Wainui Beach - Schools:

  • 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 - Schools is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Schools is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Schools and is 199 km (124 miles) away.
Wainui Beach - Schools break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.