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Wainui Beach – Stockroute Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Wainui Beach - Stockroute break guidePhoto by: Gave

Wainui Beach - Stockroute Surf Guide

Stockroute(Wainui Beach) in Gisborne is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the west. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Wainui Beach - Stockroute Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wainui Beach - Stockroute:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wainui Beach - Stockroute occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wainui Beach - Stockroute 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 47% of the time in May while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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 Wainui Beach - Stockroute Location Map

Interactive Wainui Beach - Stockroute 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 Wainui Beach - Stockroute is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wainui Beach - Stockroute is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.

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Wainui Beach - Stockroute Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 19:04 Local Time
ThuFriday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Wainui Beach - Stockroute

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

Wind History at Wainui Beach - Stockroute

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

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