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Point Annihilation break guidePhoto by: Eli Brownless

Point Annihilation Surf Guide

Point Annihilation in Mahia is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south. A right hand reef Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Point Annihilation Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Point Annihilation:

The best conditions reported for surf at Point Annihilation occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Point Annihilation with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in June while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 71% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
71%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Point Annihilation Location Map

Interactive Point Annihilation 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 Point Annihilation is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Point Annihilation is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.

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Point Annihilation Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 05:11 Local Time
Wednesday 18
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
0.7
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.7
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
20
10
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Point Annihilation

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

Wind History at Point Annihilation

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Point Annihilation. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s21.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Point Annihilation: