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Herbertville ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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Herbertville Spot ID

Vast expanse of sand at Herbertville photo


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Herbys, Herbertville photo


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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 14:09 Local time
Thursday 13
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 10
ESE 10
E 5
Wind State cross-

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Herbertville in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as left and right hand reef breaks.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rips and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Castlepoint, 54 km from Herbertville.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
17.1 °C

Current weather near Herbertville

Overall Herbertville Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Herbertville is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 85 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Herbertville is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 142 km (88 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand is 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Herbertville and is 176 km (109 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Herbertville, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view Herbertville sea temperature, Herbertville photographs, Herbertville detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Herbertville webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and Herbertville 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 Herbertville.