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Oakura Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 4.0

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Oakura Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.4 °C

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Monday, 17 February 2020, 14:49 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross-
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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

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Ahu Ahu Road, 4 km from Oakura Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Oakura Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ferndale- New Plymouth, 11 km from Oakura Beach.


Air temperature
23.6 °C

Current weather near Oakura Beach

Overall Oakura Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for Oakura Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Oakura Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Oakura Beach Location Maps

Oakura Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Oakura Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Oakura Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Oakura Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Taranaki
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    New Plymouth
    9 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Waitara River Entrance
    18 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Opunake Bay
    25 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    37 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 190 km (118 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oakura Beach and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Oakura Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Oakura Beach, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Oakura Beach sea temperature, Oakura Beach photographs, Oakura Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Oakura Beach webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Oakura Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Oakura Beach.