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Marokopa Surf Guide

Marokopa in Taranaki is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and rocks.

Marokopa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Marokopa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Marokopa occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Marokopa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in July while 55% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% 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 Marokopa Location Map

Interactive Marokopa 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 Marokopa is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 73 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Marokopa is New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand, 90 km (56 miles) away.

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Marokopa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 18:52 Local Time
WedThursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 16 16 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Marokopa

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

Wind History at Marokopa

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

Marokopa Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s21.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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vaughan from New Zealand
“Good spot for diving for paua or crays.”

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