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Belt Road ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Belt Road Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Monday, 21 January 2019, 01:20 Local time
SunMonday 21
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 9 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 25
WSW 20
WSW 25
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Belt Road in Taranaki is a quite exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and obstacles.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Taranaki, New Zealand, 2 km from Belt Road.

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Belt Road Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Port Taranaki, 2 km from Belt Road.

moderate winds from the WSW

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Current weather near Belt Road

Overall Belt Road Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Belt Road is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Belt Road is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Belt Road and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Belt Road, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Belt Road sea temperature, Belt Road photographs, Belt Road detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Belt Road webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Belt Road tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Belt Road.