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Oaro ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Oaro Spot ID

Oaro in fickle mood photo


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Waiting for the tide to drop at Oaro photo


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Oaro in fickle mood photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Oaro surf photo


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Oaro after the Kaikoura Earthquake photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.1 °C

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 23:39 Local time
WedThursday 24
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 8 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
N 5
Wind State cross cross-
off cross-

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Oaro in Kaikoura is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Oaro (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Oaro Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kaikoura, 19 km from Oaro.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
6.0 °C

Current weather near Oaro

Overall Oaro Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Oaro: see the swell variation by month.


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

Oaro Location Maps

Oaro Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Oaro is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oaro is Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oaro and is 181 km (112 miles) away.
Oaro break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Oaro, Kaikoura and Marlborough. Use the tab navigation above to view Oaro sea temperature, Oaro photographs, Oaro detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Oaro webcams, current wind from Kaikoura and Marlborough live weather stations and Oaro 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 Oaro.