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Opoutama Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Opoutama Beach break guidePhoto by: Sascha

Opoutama Beach Surf Guide

Opoutama Beach in Mahia is a sheltered beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. An unrowded break, even when it is working.

Opoutama Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Opoutama Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Opoutama Beach occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Opoutama Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in April while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 82% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
82%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Opoutama Beach Location Map

Interactive Opoutama 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 Opoutama Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Opoutama Beach is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.

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Opoutama Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 07:03 Local Time
WedThursday 25
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
0.1
S
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 15
N 15
N 10
N
Wind State off cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Opoutama Beach

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

Wind History at Opoutama Beach

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

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