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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 Surrey Hill Oakura wx 4 km from Back Beach). 1.4m 14 s period swell from WSW
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Back Beach Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Wednesday 12 Dec 2018 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 17.5 °C (Statistics for 12 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.5 max: 18.3 min: 14.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
W
0.9
WSW
0.8
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0.8
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0.7
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1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.7
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0.4
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0.5
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0.7
WSW
0.8
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0.8
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0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
Period(s) (?)1514141313121313131314141313121220191817161616
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)661501421225411383249229219162437347257164159152140188337325310217215
Wind
(km/h)
10
WSW
5
NNW
15
NNW
5
E
10
NE
10
NNW
10
ENE
10
E
15
NNW
10
E
10
E
10
W
10
SE
5
NNE
15
W
10
SSE
5
WNW
15
WSW
10
SSW
10
W
20
WSW
10
SW
5
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:25AM
3.10

1:42PM
3.22
2:08AM
2.98

2:25PM
3.09
2:56AM
2.86

3:13PM
2.97
3:48AM
2.76

4:06PM
2.87

4:42AM
2.70
5:03PM
2.81

5:40AM
2.69
6:01PM
2.82

6:43AM
2.75
6:58PM
2.88


Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:36AM
0.76

8:04PM
0.87
8:18AM
0.88

8:50PM
0.95
9:04AM
0.99

9:38PM
1.01
9:56AM
1.07

10:29PM
1.04
10:52AM
1.10

11:25PM
1.02
11:52AM
1.08

12:24AM
0.95
12:54PM
1.01

1:25AM
0.83

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
1718191619191719181721211921231921221720201515
Sunrise
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Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sat morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Sun afternoon, min 15°C on Tue 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.