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Wainui Bay Chalet break guidePhoto by: Michelle

Wainui Bay Chalet Surf Guide

Wainui Bay Chalet in Gisborne and Mahia is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

Wainui Bay Chalet Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wainui Bay Chalet:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wainui Bay Chalet occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Wainui Bay Chalet (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Wainui Bay Chalet with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring 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.
clean
47%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
49%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Wainui Bay Chalet Location Map

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Wainui Bay Chalet Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 3 December 2022, 19:01 Local Time
Saturday 03Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
1.6
SSE
2.2
S
2
S
2
S
Period (s) 8 9 9 8
Wind (km/h)
30
25
20
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Wainui Bay Chalet

Surf stats for Wainui Bay Chalet, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Wainui Bay Chalet

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

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