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Kai-Iwi ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Kai-Iwi Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.0 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:55 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 7 7 6 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSW 10
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Kai-Iwi in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whanganui River Entrance, New Zealand, 8 km from Kai-Iwi.

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Kai-Iwi Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rapanui Road Whanganui wx, 3 km from Kai-Iwi.

light winds from the SE

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
19.9 °C

Current weather near Kai-Iwi

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 96 miles from Kai-Iwi.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.457
Average period (s) 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.6

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Overall Kai-Iwi Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Kai-Iwi:


  • The closest passenger airport to Kai-Iwi is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kai-Iwi is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 76 km (47 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kai-Iwi and is 134 km (83 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kai-Iwi, Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view Kai-Iwi sea temperature, Kai-Iwi photographs, Kai-Iwi detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kai-Iwi webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and Kai-Iwi 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 Kai-Iwi.