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Oakura Beach Surf Guide

Oakura Beach in Taranaki is an exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded

Oakura Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach and reefIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Oakura Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Oakura Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in March while 57% 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.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Oakura Beach Location Map

Interactive Oakura Beach 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 Oakura Beach is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Oakura Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.

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Oakura Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 14:53 Local Time
Thursday 26Fri
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
1.6
SW
1.5
SW
1.4
SW
1
SW
Period (s) 10 10 10 13
Wind (km/h)
10
20
20
20
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Oakura Beach

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

Wind History at Oakura Beach

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Oakura Beach. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    9km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Oakura Beach: