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Table Cape Reefs break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Table Cape Reefs Surf Guide

Table Cape Reefs in Mahia is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rocks and locals.

Table Cape Reefs Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Table Cape Reefs:

The best conditions reported for surf at Table Cape Reefs occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Table Cape Reefs with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 38% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 46% 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 Table Cape Reefs Location Map

Interactive Table Cape Reefs 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 Table Cape Reefs is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Table Cape Reefs is Whakatane Airport (WHK), also in New Zealand, 163 km (101 miles) away.

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Table Cape Reefs Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 29 September 2022, 05:57 Local Time
Thursday 29
Wave (m)
Period (s) 9 10 10 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Table Cape Reefs

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

Wind History at Table Cape Reefs

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

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