uk es it fr pt nl
Surf Break Rating

Rate Wainui Beach - Whales

Surf Report Feed

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: 13.2 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Saturday, 22 September 2018, 13:31 Local time
Saturday 22Sun
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
S 20
S 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
on cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

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 blow from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes 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, 7 km from Wainui Beach - Whales.

IS AT (local time)

Wainui Beach - Whales Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wainui Gisborne wx, 2 km from Wainui Beach - Whales.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
13.4 °C

Current weather near Wainui Beach - Whales

Buoy Data:

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

  9AM 10AM 11AM 12PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.67
Dominant period (s) 11.1 11.1 10.5 10.5

All wavebuoys around Wainui Beach - Whales

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

The rose diagram shows the combination of swells directed at Wainui Beach - Whales over... (show all text)

This picture illustrates how often and how strongly the wind blows from different direc... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Wainui Beach - Whales surf consistency graph.

Also see Wainui Beach - Whales surf quality by season and Wainui Beach - Whales surf quality by month.

Compare Wainui Beach - Whales with another surf break.

Wainui Beach - Whales Location Maps

Wainui Beach - Whales Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Wainui Beach - WhalesShoreline around Wainui Beach - WhalesRoads and rivers around Wainui Beach - Whales

Use this relief map to navigate to Gisborne and Mahia surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Wainui Beach - Whales

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Wainui Beach - Whales:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Wainui Beach - Whales:

Tide stations nearest to Wainui Beach - Whales:

snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
Wainui Beach - Whales break location map and break info

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.