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Makara break guidePhoto by: scott george

Makara Surf Guide

Makara in Wellington is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of .

Makara Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Makara:

The best conditions reported for surf at Makara occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Makara with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 1% of the time in June while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
1%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Makara Location Map

Interactive Makara 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 Makara is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Makara is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away.

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Makara Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 16:45 Local Time
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Swell History at Makara

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

Wind History at Makara

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Makara: