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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 (light winds from the NNW at Port Taranaki 6 km from Back Beach). 1.4m 14 s period swell from WSW with an additional 0.6m 18 s period swell from W
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Actual: 34 min ago

Light
15.2 km/h
NNW
Cross-On
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Back Beach Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 20 Apr 2019 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 19.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 17.3 max: 18.5 min: 15.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2
WSW
1.2
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1.5
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1.6
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1.7
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1.3
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0.9
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2.5
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Period(s) (?)151414141211131317161614141312122019181615148
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)58855785487676138734226936739065451536226513812313548612591393773647857
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
15
NW
30
N
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
NE
10
NNE
15
ESE
10
SSE
15
SSW
15
S
5
SSE
15
SW
10
SSE
5
ESE
10
WNW
5
SSE
10
NNE
10
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15
NNW
25
NNW
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NNW
20
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Wind State(?)cross-
on
cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

10:39PM
3.65
10:58AM
3.58

11:19PM
3.57
11:38AM
3.43

11:58PM
3.43

12:18PM
3.23
12:39AM
3.25

1:01PM
3.02
1:23AM
3.06

1:51PM
2.81
2:14AM
2.87

2:53PM
2.66

3:18AM
2.72
4:01PM
2.57

Low Tide
/ height (m)


4:51AM
0.15
5:12PM
0.13

5:33AM
0.30
5:53PM
0.29

6:15AM
0.50

6:34PM
0.51
7:00AM
0.72

7:16PM
0.73
7:48AM
0.93

8:04PM
0.94
8:43AM
1.09

9:00PM
1.11
9:46AM
1.18

10:09PM
1.19

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
1717171515161614161715181915171816171717191915
Low °C
1616161515151514151615151614141616161717181615
Chill °C (?)
1716161514151613161714181914171816171717191813
Sunrise
--6:56--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--
Sunset
5:49--5:46--5:45--5:44--5:43--5:42--5:40--5:38-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 79mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat afternoon, min 14°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 19°C on Wed afternoon, min 14°C on Wed 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.