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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 Continuing glassy conditions at Back Beach (light winds from the SW at Farmland Taranaki Hurford wx 5 km from Back Beach). 0.6m 11 s period swell from WSW with 2.1m 8 s period wind swell from WSW
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Back Beach Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Saturday 21 Oct 2017 NZDT

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 14.4 °C (Statistics for 21 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 14.1 max: 15.4 min: 13.2 °C)

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Period(s) (?)87781517151514131312121267111114147910
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)372305229279291789195116221244132650438325522224732933534741934727117251540
Wind
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25 WSW25
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15 WNW15
10 NNE10
10 SE10
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High Tide
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11:30AM
3.47

11:45PM
3.40
12:03PM
3.44

12:19AM
3.32
12:37PM
3.36

12:53AM
3.20

1:12PM
3.25
1:30AM
3.06

1:50PM
3.11
2:13AM
2.90

2:35PM
2.95
3:05AM
2.75

3:29PM
2.80

4:07AM
2.63

Low Tide
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5:41PM
0.39

5:58AM
0.34
6:16PM
0.48

6:33AM
0.44
6:52PM
0.61

7:09AM
0.57

7:29PM
0.75
7:47AM
0.72

8:11PM
0.90
8:28AM
0.88

8:59PM
1.03
9:17AM
1.02

9:55PM
1.12
10:16AM
1.12

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1212131414121212111212121414131414111515151615
Sunrise
6:28--6:26--6:26--6:24--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:20-
Sunset
-7:47--7:49--7:50--7:51--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:55
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat night, min 12°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 104mm), heaviest during Fri night. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the NNW by Fri night).

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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.