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Back Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Back Beach (moderate winds from the SW at New Plymouth 18 km from Back Beach). 1.1m 16 s period swell from WSW with an additional 1.0m 11 s period swell from WSW , plus 3.0m 8 s period wind swell from NW
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18 km away, 2 h 17 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
SW
14.1
13.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Back Beach Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Monday 20 Aug 2018 NZST

Back Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Back Beach sea temperature is 13.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.4 max: 14.2 min: 12.5 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
NW
3.5
WNW
4.5
W
5
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4
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3
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2
NW
2.1
NW
2.4
NW
2.5
WNW
1.3
WSW
1.6
W
1.8
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
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1
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1.4
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
Period(s) (?)81014131110999101491299917171615151515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)981254680707795401619115957119211331668440962352534490524114818341488125811621014
Wind
(km/h)
30
NW
25
WNW
30
NW
35
W
25
WNW
10
W
10
NW
15
N
20
SW
15
WSW
20
WSW
15
SSW
5
SSE
5
WSW
25
SW
10
SE
5
E
10
W
10
SW
10
W
10
W
10
SW
5
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscrossoncross-
on
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off
glassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:49AM
2.67

6:30PM
2.76
6:54AM
2.74

7:25PM
2.89
7:47AM
2.87

8:10PM
3.04
8:31AM
3.01

8:49PM
3.19
9:10AM
3.14

9:25PM
3.32
9:46AM
3.26

9:59PM
3.42
10:20AM
3.34

10:32PM
3.49

Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:37PM
1.21

12:08PM
1.12
12:47AM
1.14

1:11PM
1.02
1:42AM
1.00

2:01PM
0.87
2:25AM
0.85

2:43PM
0.73

3:03AM
0.71
3:20PM
0.60

3:38AM
0.60
3:54PM
0.50

4:12AM
0.51
4:27PM
0.43

4:46AM
0.45

Note: the tide data above is for Port Taranaki, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Back Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Back Beach blow from the E.
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Summary
risk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudslight rainrain shwrsheavy rainmod. rainrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudssome clouds
Rain (mm)
10438-5416912------------
High °C
1313121112111112121113131012131012121012121011
Low °C
1213111011101112101012129111289111011111011
Chill °C (?)
1111981099111091111910118111191011910
Sunrise
-7:03--7:01--7:00--6:58--6:56--6:56--6:54---
Sunset
--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:54--5:55--5:57--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 62mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon night, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the W on Tue night, light winds from the W by Wed afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Back Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Back Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Back Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Back Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Back Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Back Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Back Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 10 km (6 miles) away.