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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 clean conditions at Back Beach (calm at Farmland Taranaki Hurford wx 5 km from Back Beach). 1.5m 15 s period swell from WSW
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Actual: 28 min ago

Calm
1.6 km/h
ESE
Clean
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Back Beach Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Friday 22 Jun 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 15.3 °C (Statistics for 22 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.8 max: 16.0 min: 13.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
SW
1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
0.6
W
0.8
WSW
1
WSW
2.5
W
3.5
W
4
WSW
3.5
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4
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3.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
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2.3
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1.8
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.5
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.7
WSW
Period(s) (?)1514141313122020189171615141312121288899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)516425384282209157279523724126369678346615661674232226716261401398559966575480
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSE
10
SW
5
SSW
15
WSW
15
W
15
WSW
25
NW
30
NW
25
W
25
W
25
WSW
30
SW
25
W
30
S
20
SSE
5
WSW
20
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
30
WSW
35
SW
15
SSE
15
SSE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
ononcross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
on
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on
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:26PM
2.89

5:57AM
2.96

6:34PM
2.93
6:56AM
2.98

7:29PM
3.03
7:48AM
3.04

8:15PM
3.15
8:33AM
3.11

8:55PM
3.26
9:13AM
3.19

9:32PM
3.36
9:51AM
3.24




Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:09AM
0.90

11:40PM
1.00

12:15PM
0.88
12:46AM
0.95

1:13PM
0.81
1:41AM
0.86

2:02PM
0.72
2:27AM
0.77

2:44PM
0.64

3:07AM
0.70
3:24PM
0.59

3:45AM
0.66




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
clearclearclearsome cloudsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derlight rainlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
10111114131314141411101011109121313131414911
Low °C
8101012131214141211991198101212131310911
Chill °C (?)
9101113121212121287786610111111121279
Sunrise
7:43--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:43--7:43-
Sunset
-5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08--5:08--5:09--5:09--5:09
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Sun night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 8°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, fresh winds from the NW by Sun afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Tue morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 8°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WSW on Tue morning, light winds from the WSW by Wed morning).

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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.