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Wainui Beach – Whales Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Wainui Beach - Whales Spot ID

Early for offshore - Chalet, Wainui Beach - Whales photo

Wainui Beach - Whales

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Chalet, from Pines, Wainui Beach - Whales photo

Wainui Beach - Whales

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Short period easterly swell, Wainui Beach - Whales photo

Wainui Beach - Whales

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Shorey, Wainui Beach - Whales photo

Wainui Beach - Whales

Photo credit: Tom Bassett-Eason

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 11:06 Local time
Tuesday 18
Wave (m) 3.5
Period (s) 10 11 11 12
Wind (km/h) 15
W 25
SW 30
SW 25
Wind State cross-

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Wainui Beach - Whales in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Gisborne, New Zealand, 7 km from Wainui Beach - Whales.

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Wainui Beach - Whales Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gisborne-West, 10 km from Wainui Beach - Whales.


Air temperature
15.1 °C

Current weather near Wainui Beach - Whales

Overall Wainui Beach - Whales Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Wainui Beach - Whales Location Maps

Wainui Beach - Whales Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Wainui Beach - Whales:

  • Closest ski area
    140 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    142 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    145 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    220 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    354 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Wainui Beach - Whales:

  • Closest city location
    6 mi
  • Second closest city location
    83 mi
  • Third closest city location
    94 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    107 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    125 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Wainui Beach - Whales is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Whales is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Whales and is 200 km (124 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Wainui Beach - Whales, Gisborne and Mahia. Use the tab navigation above to view Wainui Beach - Whales sea temperature, Wainui Beach - Whales photographs, Wainui Beach - Whales detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Wainui Beach - Whales webcams, current wind from Gisborne and Mahia live weather stations and Wainui Beach - Whales 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 - Whales.