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Makorori Centre break guidePhoto by: Donz

Makorori Centre Surf Guide

Makarori Centre in Gisborne is a quite exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

Makorori Centre Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Makorori Centre:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

septemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Makorori Centre with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of September. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in September while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Makorori Centre Location Map

Interactive Makorori Centre 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 Makorori Centre is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Makorori Centre is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.

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Makorori Centre Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 02:52 Local Time
Tuesday 30
Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Makorori Centre

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

Wind History at Makorori Centre

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Makorori Centre:

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