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Desperation Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Desperation Point (light winds from the N at Tranaki- Newall 22 km from Desperation Point). 1.0m 14 s period swell from WSW with 0.7m 4 s period wind swell from NNW
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22 km away, 1 h 5 min ago

Light
6 km/h
N
17.8
19.8
Air / Water (°C)
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Desperation Point Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Monday 25 Mar 2019 NZDT

Desperation Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Desperation Point sea temperature is 19.8 °C (Statistics for 25 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 18.3 max: 19.4 min: 16.8 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
SW
1.7
NNW
0.4
WSW
3
NW
4.5
NW
3
WNW
3.5
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0.8
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0.7
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1.2
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1.3
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1.3
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Period(s) (?)14131361281010171616151413121211111417161414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)323225164208561052340519586681735252332629136285041021512879232243649647638
Wind
(km/h)
15
NNW
20
NNW
20
N
30
N
30
N
35
NNW
40
NNW
15
WSW
15
WSW
10
SSE
15
SSE
15
E
5
ENE
10
SSE
10
NNE
15
NNE
10
NNW
15
NNE
25
N
25
N
25
NNE
30
NNE
30
N
Wind State(?)crosscrosscross-
off
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off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:41PM
3.14
2:04AM
3.05

2:26PM
2.89
2:50AM
2.83

3:19PM
2.66
3:46AM
2.64

4:25PM
2.49

4:59AM
2.52
5:41PM
2.42

6:19AM
2.50
6:52PM
2.45

7:26AM
2.59

7:54PM
2.55
8:18AM
2.72

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:59PM
0.37
8:22AM
0.59

8:43PM
0.62
9:13AM
0.83

9:33PM
0.84
10:12AM
1.01

10:34PM
1.02
11:23AM
1.11

11:52PM
1.09
12:43PM
1.09

1:10AM
1.03

1:49PM
0.96
2:10AM
0.88


Note: the tide data above is for Opunake Bay, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Desperation Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Desperation Point blow from the ENE.
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37-
Sunset
-7:28--7:25--7:24--7:22--7:22--7:20--7:17--7:16
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Wed morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Mon morning, min 17°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Wed morning, light winds from the SSE by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sat afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the N by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Desperation Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Desperation Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Desperation Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Desperation Point 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 (Desperation Point) 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 Desperation Point 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 Desperation Point, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 52 km (32 miles) away.