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Loisell's ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.2

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Loisell's Surf Guide

Loisells in East Cape is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Loisell's Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s44.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Loisell's:

The best conditions reported for surf at Loisell's occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Loisell's with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in December while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 41% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
29%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
41%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Loisell's Location Map

Interactive Loisell's 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 Loisell's is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Loisell's is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Loisell's Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 22:09 Local Time
ThuFriday 29
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
0.5
E
Period (s) 11 11 11 12
Wind (km/h)
15
15
20
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Loisell's

Surf stats for Loisell's, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Loisell's

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

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    Reliability: inconsistent
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