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Karaka Street ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Karaka Street Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

Karaka Street Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:45 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 15
Wind State glass cross cross-

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Karaka Street in Wanganui-Manawatu is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. 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 Whanganui River Entrance, New Zealand, 1 km from Karaka Street.

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Karaka Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount View, 8 km from Karaka Street.

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Air temperature
16.3 °C

Current weather near Karaka Street

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 94 miles from Karaka Street.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.903
Average period (s) 5.9 5.2 5.8 6.0

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Overall Karaka Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Karaka Street Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Karaka Street is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Karaka Street is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Karaka Street and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Karaka Street, Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view Karaka Street sea temperature, Karaka Street photographs, Karaka Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Karaka Street webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and Karaka Street 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 Karaka Street.