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Orakawa break guidePhoto by: Dagber

Orakawa Surf Guide

Orakawa in Coromandel is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks peel to the right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Orakawa Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Orakawa:

The best conditions reported for surf at Orakawa occur when a East-northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Orakawa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in March while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 60% 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 Orakawa Location Map

Interactive Orakawa 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 Orakawa is Tauranga Airport (TRG) in New Zealand, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Orakawa is Hamilton Airport (HLZ), also in New Zealand, 76 km (47 miles) away.

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Orakawa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 May 2022, 04:01 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 5 5 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State on cross-
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Swell History at Orakawa

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

Wind History at Orakawa

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

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