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Blackhead ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Blackhead Reef photo


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Blackhead Reef photo


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Blackhead photo


Photo credit: HAU BOYS CHB

Blackhead photo


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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.9 °C

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Friday, 22 March 2019, 13:26 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
NE 20
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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Blackhead in the Waiararpa is an exposed point break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around low tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Blackhead Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At ASCAT177E40S, 39 km from Blackhead.

moderate winds from the NE

Air temperature
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Current weather near Blackhead

Overall Blackhead Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Blackhead is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Blackhead is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 156 km (97 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Blackhead and is 182 km (113 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Blackhead, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view Blackhead sea temperature, Blackhead photographs, Blackhead detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Blackhead webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and Blackhead 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 Blackhead.