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Midway Beach – Gizzy Pipe Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe Surf Guide

Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips and pollution.

Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in May while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe Location Map

Interactive Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe 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 Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 2 km (1 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 126 km (78 miles) away.

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Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 02:48 Local Time
Saturday 21
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe

Surf stats for Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe

Wind stats for Midway Beach - Gizzy Pipe, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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