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Himatangi Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.6

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Himatangi Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

Himatangi Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.1 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 14:12 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 7 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 5
Wind State cross-

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Himitangi Beach in Wanganui-Manawatu is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Manawatu River Entrance, New Zealand, 8 km from Himatangi Beach.

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Himatangi Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Wylie Road Foxton wx, 5 km from Himatangi Beach.


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Current weather near Himatangi Beach

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 74 miles from Himatangi Beach.

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.455
Average period (s) 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.9

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Overall Himatangi Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Himatangi Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Himatangi Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 73 km (45 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Himatangi Beach and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Himatangi Beach, Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view Himatangi Beach sea temperature, Himatangi Beach photographs, Himatangi Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Himatangi Beach webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and Himatangi 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 Himatangi Beach.