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Mahanga Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.3

Overall: 1.6

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Mahanga Beach Surf Guide

Mahanga Beach in Mahia is a fairly exposed beach and point break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves and there is a left hand point break too. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Crowds may reach hazard levels at this break - consider wearing a lid.

Mahanga Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s21.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mahanga Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Mahanga Beach occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mahanga Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 12% of the time in July while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 69% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
12%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
19%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
69%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mahanga Beach Location Map

Interactive Mahanga Beach 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 Mahanga Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mahanga Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 151 km (94 miles) away.

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Mahanga Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 01:55 Local Time
Tuesday 18
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.8
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0.8
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0.5
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0.8
S
Period (s) 12 12 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 25
NW 20
WNW 30
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
off

Swell History at Mahanga Beach

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

Wind History at Mahanga Beach

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

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