Foxton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.5

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Foxton Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)


Foxton Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

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Sunday, 19 April 2015, 23:00 Local time

Sun Monday 20
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 15 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 15
NNW 20
NNW 25
Wind State cross-
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Foxton Beach in Wanganui and the Manawatu is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the east. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks are all lefts. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

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Tide Times:

At Manawatu River Entrance, New Zealand (0 km).

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Foxton Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Palmerston North, 37 km from Foxton Beach.


Air temperature
12.3 °C

Current weather near Foxton Beach

Overall Foxton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Visitor Reviews of Foxton Beach

Fullapu Falofasofa from SAMOA writes:

I checked this place out due to reading it supposedly had amazing waves and loads of things to do if the surf was flat. I was extremely disappointed to have booked a 2 week holiday there with my family. When I finally got there the surf for the entire two weeks was the worst waves I have ever seen in my life. I was expecting some decent surf according to the reviews but it was inconsistent, crumbly rubbish. Even when it was supposed to be a good day all it was is gutless close outs dumping on a weak shallow sandy beach.

One of my surfs I was abused and chased from the water by a very angry pack of locals. They threatened to trash my car and give me a beating if they ever saw me there again. The local police were no help and actually told me to leave because they did not want upset the local board riders who were there all year round, and I was only a visitor.

When I had to spend the next week out of the water I found there is nothing to do in this region...absolutely nothing! It was the worst region I have ever visited and I recommend it to everyone who reads this review to stay away from this horrible place.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Foxton Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Himatangi Beach 5 mi
Second closest break Waitarere 6 mi
Third closest break Otaki Beach 15 mi
Fourth closest break Peka Peka 27 mi
Fifth closest break Whangaehu River Mouth 30 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Foxton Beach:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4327 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4384 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4631 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4692 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4835 mi

Tide stations nearest to Foxton Beach:

Closest tide station Manawatu River Entrance 0 mi
Second closest tide station Otaki 21 mi
Third closest tide station Paraparaumu 33 mi
Fourth closest tide station Wanganui 38 mi
Fifth closest tide station Whanganui River Entrance 38 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Foxton Beach:

Closest ski area Turoa (New Zealand) 81 mi
Second closest ski area Tukino (New Zealand) 85 mi
Third closest ski area Whakapapa (New Zealand) 88 mi
Fourth closest ski area Manganui (New Zealand) 100 mi
Fifth closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 157 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Foxton Beach:

Closest city location Palmerston North (New Zealand) 22 mi
Second closest city location Paraparaumu (New Zealand) 33 mi
Third closest city location Wanganui (New Zealand) 38 mi
Fourth closest city location Upper Hutt (New Zealand) 47 mi
Fifth closest city location Porirua (New Zealand) 50 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Foxton Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Foxton Beach is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Foxton Beach and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
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