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Waimarama ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.1
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 4.0

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Waimarama Spot ID

Waimarama 1.5NE Swell -Westerly wind photo


Photo credit: Kooza

Boat Ramp Reef - NE1.5M Swell Westerly wind, Waimarama photo


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Waimarama Mark Primmer photo


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Waimarama Reef photo


Photo credit: Darryl Burt

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell E | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.1 °C

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 13:15 Local time
Wednesday 16
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 20
SSE 30
SSW 30
Wind State cross cross-
off off

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Waimarama in Hawkes Bay is a reasonably exposed beach and reef break that usually has waves and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers and there are also left and right hand reef breaks on offer.. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cray Bay, 2 km from Waimarama.

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Waimarama Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Otane, 33 km from Waimarama.

light winds from the SSW

Recent light rain
Air temperature
14.4 °C

Current weather near Waimarama

Overall Waimarama Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

Surf stats for Waimarama: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Waimarama: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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  • The closest passenger airport to Waimarama is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waimarama is Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Third is Gisborne Airport (GIS) in New Zealand, 154 km (96 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waimarama and is 172 km (107 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Waimarama, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Waimarama sea temperature, Waimarama photographs, Waimarama detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waimarama webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and Waimarama tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Waimarama.