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Aurora Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.7

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Aurora Point Surf Guide

Aurora Point in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed point break that only works once in a while. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east. No point break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Take care of rips, rocks.

Aurora Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aurora Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aurora Point occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Aurora Point (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Aurora Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in January while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Aurora Point Location Map

Interactive Aurora Point surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Aurora Point is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Aurora Point is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.

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Aurora Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 01:18 Local Time
SatSunday 07
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.9
NE
0.9
NE
0.6
NNE
0.6
NE
Period (s) 7 7 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 25
NNE 15
NW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
on cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Aurora Point

Surf stats for Aurora Point, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Aurora Point

Wind stats for Aurora Point, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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