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Hicks Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.2

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Hicks Bay Spot ID

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Hicks Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.9 °C

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Thursday, 24 October 2019, 07:31 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 15
W 25
W 30
W 30
Wind State off off cross-

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Hicks Bay in East Cape is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Hicks Bay, New Zealand, 2 km from Hicks Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Hicks Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hicks Bay, 4 km from Hicks Bay.

moderate winds from the W

no report
Air temperature
7.7 °C

Current weather near Hicks Bay

Overall Hicks Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Hicks Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Hicks Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Hicks Bay Location Maps

Hicks Bay Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Hicks Bay:

  • Closest ski area
    186 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    187 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    192 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    257 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    414 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Hicks Bay:

  • Closest city location
    76 mi
  • Second closest city location
    117 mi
  • Third closest city location
    118 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    162 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Hicks Bay is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Hicks Bay is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Third is Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand is 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Hicks Bay and is 232 km (144 miles) away.
Hicks Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Hicks Bay, East Cape. Use the tab navigation above to view Hicks Bay sea temperature, Hicks Bay photographs, Hicks Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Hicks Bay webcams, current wind from East Cape live weather stations and Hicks Bay 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 Hicks Bay.