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Ohiwa-Port Ohope Surf Guide

Ohiwa-Port Ohope in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the south southwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

Ohiwa-Port Ohope Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ohiwa-Port Ohope:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ohiwa-Port Ohope occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ohiwa-Port Ohope (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ohiwa-Port Ohope with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in May while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% 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 Ohiwa-Port Ohope Location Map

Interactive Ohiwa-Port Ohope 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 Ohiwa-Port Ohope is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 21 km (13 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ohiwa-Port Ohope is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Ohiwa-Port Ohope Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 May 2022, 09:56 Local Time
Friday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Ohiwa-Port Ohope

Surf stats for Ohiwa-Port Ohope, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ohiwa-Port Ohope

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
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    Reliability: inconsistent
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