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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent15.4°C

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:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Opoutama Beach sea temperature, Opoutama Beach photographs, Opoutama Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Opoutama Beach webcams, current wind from Gisborne and Mahia live weather stations and Opoutama 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 Opoutama Beach

Opoutama Beach Surf:

Friday, 5 June 2020, 00:31 Local time
ThuFriday 05
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 16 - - 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
N 15
N 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Waikokopu, New Zealand, 2 km from Opoutama Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Opoutama Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mahia AWS, 10 km from Opoutama Beach.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
14.3 °C

Current weather near Opoutama Beach

Overall Opoutama Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


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

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

Opoutama Beach photo

Opoutama Beach

Photo credit: Sascha

Opoutama Beach  photo

Opoutama Beach

Photo credit: Moritz Konschack

Opoutama Beach Location Maps

Opoutama Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Gisborne and Mahia surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Opoutama Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Opoutama Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Opoutama Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Opoutama Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Wairoa River
    23 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Tolaga Bay (Cooks Cove)
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    58 mi


  • 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.
  • Third is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Opoutama Beach and is 213 km (132 miles) away.
Opoutama Beach break location map and break info