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Waikanae Beach – Roberts Road Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road Surf Guide

Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road in Gisborne and Mahia is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northwest with some shelter here from east winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include driftwood.

Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road:

The best conditions reported for surf at Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 28% of the time in May while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% 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 Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road Location Map

Interactive Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road 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 Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 127 km (79 miles) away.

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Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 December 2022, 12:40 Local Time
Saturday 10
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
glass off off

Swell History at Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road

Surf stats for Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Waikanae Beach - Roberts Road

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

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