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

Overall: 3.5

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Boat Harbour Surf Guide

Boat Harbours in Mahia is a quite exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. A reef breaks right. Best around high tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

Boat Harbour Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Boat Harbour:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boat Harbour occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Boat Harbour with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in March while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
72%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Boat Harbour Location Map

Interactive Boat Harbour 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 Boat Harbour is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Boat Harbour is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.

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Boat Harbour Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 01:03 Local Time
Tuesday 18
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
0.6
E
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 30
NW 30
WNW 35
W
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross

Swell History at Boat Harbour

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

Wind History at Boat Harbour

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

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