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Mahia Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 1.3
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Mahia Spit Spot ID

The Spit charges hard!, Mahia Spit photo

Mahia Spit

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spit pumping, Mahia Spit photo

Mahia Spit

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Epic day, Mahia Spit photo

Mahia Spit

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Hollow Mahia Spit photo

Mahia Spit

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Friday, 21 February 2020, 16:52 Local time
Friday 21Sat
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 40
NE 25
N 25
NNW 20
Wind State on cross-
cross cross-

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Mahia Spit in Mahia is an exposed reef break that does not work very often. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. There is a left hand reef break. Rarely crowded here. Hazards include rocks and locals.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Aurora Point, 2 km from Mahia Spit.

IS AT (local time)

Mahia Spit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia AWS, 4 km from Mahia Spit.

moderate winds from the NE

no report
Air temperature
24.0 °C

Current weather near Mahia Spit

Overall Mahia Spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Mahia Spit: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Mahia Spit: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Mahia Spit Location Maps

Mahia Spit Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Gisborne and Mahia surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Mahia Spit

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mahia Spit:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mahia Spit:

Tide stations nearest to Mahia Spit:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Wairoa River
    27 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    30 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tolaga Bay (Cooks Cove)
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    61 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mahia Spit is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mahia Spit is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mahia Spit and is 219 km (136 miles) away.
Mahia Spit break location map and break info

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