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Makorori North ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Makorori North break guidePhoto by: Donz

Makorori North Surf Guide

Makarori (North) in Gisborne is a sheltered beach and reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Makorori North Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Makorori North:

The best conditions reported for surf at Makorori North occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Makorori North with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in August while 23% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 52% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
23%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
52%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Makorori North Location Map

Interactive Makorori North 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 North is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Makorori North is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 134 km (83 miles) away.

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Makorori North Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 12 April 2021, 08:51 Local Time
Monday 12
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.4
ESE
1.5
E
1.3
ESE
1.3
ESE
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
NE 20
NE 20
NNE
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Makorori North

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

Wind History at Makorori North

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.