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Ohope Beach break guidePhoto by: connor

Ohope Beach Surf Guide

Ohope Beach in Bay of Plenty is a fairly exposed beach and point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

Ohope Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ohope Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Ohope Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 8% of the time in January while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 72% 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 Ohope Beach Location Map

Interactive Ohope 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 Ohope Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK) in New Zealand, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ohope Beach is Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand, 66 km (41 miles) away.

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Ohope Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 21:12 Local Time
ThuFriday 20
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 8 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Ohope Beach

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

Wind History at Ohope Beach

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

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