East End and The Gap Spot ID
Photo credit: Gerald Hood
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C
East End and The Gap in Taranaki is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are mainly rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. It very rarely gets crowded here.
For New Plymouth, 3 km from East End and The Gap.
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Overall East End and The Gap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
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- The closest passenger airport to East End and The Gap is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to East End and The Gap is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away.
- Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 172 km (107 miles) away.
- Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 178 km (111 miles) away.
- Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to East End and The Gap and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
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