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Arawhata ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Arawhata Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 17:44 Local time
Wednesday 21Thu
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 18 17 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross-

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Arawhata in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. No reef break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Opunake Bay, New Zealand, 7 km from Arawhata.

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Arawhata Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tranaki- Newall, 20 km from Arawhata.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
19.1 °C

Current weather near Arawhata

Overall Arawhata Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Arawhata is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Arawhata is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 184 km (114 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 193 km (120 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Arawhata and is 211 km (131 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Arawhata, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Arawhata sea temperature, Arawhata photographs, Arawhata detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Arawhata webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Arawhata 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 Arawhata.