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Makorori Point break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Makorori Point Surf Guide

Makarori Point in Gisborne is an exposed point break that has reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Makorori Point Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Makorori Point:

The best conditions reported for surf at Makorori Point occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Makorori Point with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 47% of the time in May while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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 Point Location Map

Interactive Makorori Point 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 Point is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Makorori Point is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.

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Makorori Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 June 2023, 13:37 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Makorori Point

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

Wind History at Makorori Point

Wind stats for Makorori Point, 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 Point:

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