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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 (calm at Punihowx 30 km from Desperation Point). 1.0m 13 s period swell from WSW
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30 km away, 46 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
NE
17.3
17.6
Air / Water (°C)
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Desperation Point Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Friday 14 Dec 2018 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 17.6 °C (Statistics for 14 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.4 max: 17.9 min: 14.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.9
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
SW
1.1
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0.9
WSW
0.9
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0.9
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1.6
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0.9
SW
0.8
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0.8
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Period(s) (?)1313131514141313121212126121615141078131313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)234304290624469431304277223169137205144140232242478884418269230190190
Wind
(km/h)
10
NE
10
N
5
WNW
5
ENE
5
SSE
15
SSE
15
SE
10
SE
15
SSE
5
SE
10
WNW
15
W
10
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
20
NW
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NW
20
N
10
NW
10
E
15
ESE
5
ESE
5
SW
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
glassoffglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:51AM
2.70

3:08PM
2.80
3:43AM
2.60

4:01PM
2.70

4:37AM
2.54
4:58PM
2.65

5:35AM
2.53
5:56PM
2.66

6:38AM
2.59
6:53PM
2.72

7:40AM
2.72

7:51PM
2.83
8:34AM
2.90

8:45PM
2.97

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:59AM
0.88

9:33PM
0.91
9:51AM
0.96

10:24PM
0.93
10:47AM
1.00

11:20PM
0.91
11:47AM
0.98

12:19AM
0.85
12:49PM
0.90

1:20AM
0.73

1:50PM
0.77
2:16AM
0.58

2:44PM
0.61
3:06AM
0.43

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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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
--8:46--8:46--8:47--8:49--8:49--8:50--8:50--
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 4mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 22°C on Sun afternoon, min 17°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 68mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Mon afternoon, min 15°C on Thu morning). Wind will be generally light.

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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.