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Gisborne Surfing

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With nearly 3,500km (2190mi) of coastline, there are many areas to check on the North Island. On the east side, there are up to 8 surf regions: Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, East Coast, Mahia, Hawke's Bay, Wairapapa and Wellington down south. Gisborne can get a bit too busy in summer, but further north towards East Cape, less crowded conditions quickly become apparent. Despite the endless pointbreak lefts of Raglan to practise on, many of New Zealand's best competitive surfers come from the Gisborne area, because what it lacks in primo surf spots, is more than made up for by its consistency. Although the Gisborne zone surf is smaller and generally cleaner than the west coast, don't think that it's any less powerful. Above average surfer density combined with quality spots, conveniently hidden amidst the sunniest and most untouched part of New Zealand, gives rise to Gisborne's reputation as the surf capital.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
                       
13 - 24°C
3/2
11 - 21°C
4/3
6 - 15°C
4/3
5 - 14°C
4/3
7 - 17°C
4/3
11 - 22°C
3/2
+ Many right pointbreaks
+ Clean mid-season swells
+ Hollow, powerful beaches
+ Untouched coastline
- Small and crappy summers
- Semi-crowded main spots
- Chilly winter temps
- Some difficult access
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Gizzy Pipe (Gisborne) Grey Star 5ft 10secs 195° 12mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
SE - S North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Sponge Bay Star Grey Star 5ft 10secs 195° 12mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 12
2
NE - S North Westerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Stock Route Star Grey Star 5ft 10secs 195° 12mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 10
2
NE - S North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Horseshoe Bay 2.5ft 9secs 177° 28mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 8
2
NE - E South Westerly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Loisells Grey Star 4ft 10secs 190° 21mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 6
1
NE - S North Westerly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Makarori Point Grey Star 4ft 10secs 181° 12mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef 10
3
NE - S North Westerly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon North Makarori Grey Star 4ft 10secs 181° 12mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
1
NE - S Northerly No Data Available