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Fitzroy Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 4.1

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Fitzroy Beach Spot ID

Spring city surf, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

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FITZ, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

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Decent conditions, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

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Big Fitz, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.7 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 15:30 Local time
Thursday 13Fri
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 12 12 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NE 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

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Fitzroy Beach in Taranaki is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For New Plymouth, 3 km from Fitzroy Beach.

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Fitzroy Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NormanbyFitzroy New Plymouth wx, 0 km from Fitzroy Beach.

light winds from the NE

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
23.5 °C

Current weather near Fitzroy Beach

Overall Fitzroy Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Fitzroy Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Fitzroy Beach is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fitzroy Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Fitzroy Beach and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
Fitzroy Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fitzroy Beach, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Fitzroy Beach sea temperature, Fitzroy Beach photographs, Fitzroy Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fitzroy Beach webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Fitzroy Beach 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 Fitzroy Beach.