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Waipaoa River ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Waipaoa River Spot ID

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 12:29 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 5
W 0
SE 0
Wind State off glass cross-

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Waipaoa River in Gisborne is a quite exposed beach/River break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Mapere Beach, 8 km from Waipaoa River.

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Waipaoa River Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gisborne Airport, 8 km from Waipaoa River.

light winds from the WNW

Air temperature
9.3 °C

Current weather near Waipaoa River

Overall Waipaoa River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Waipaoa River Location Maps

Waipaoa River Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Waipaoa River:

  • Closest ski area
    131 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    133 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    136 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    211 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    346 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Waipaoa River:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    75 mi
  • Third closest city location
    86 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    100 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    120 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Waipaoa River is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waipaoa River is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waipaoa River and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
Waipaoa River break location map and break info

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