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Kina Road ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Kina Road Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.4 °C

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Saturday, 22 September 2018, 13:06 Local time
Saturday 22Sun
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 10 20 19 18
Wind (km/h) 25
SSE 25
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

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Kina Road in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. No reef break here. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Opunake Bay, New Zealand, 10 km from Kina Road.

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Kina Road Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tranaki- Newall, 18 km from Kina Road.

moderate winds from the SE

Air temperature
16.2 °C

Current weather near Kina Road

Buoy Data:

At Golden Bay Buoy, 100 miles from Kina Road.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.63

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Overall Kina Road Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Kina Road is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kina Road is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 197 km (122 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kina Road and is 212 km (132 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kina Road, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Kina Road sea temperature, Kina Road photographs, Kina Road detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kina Road webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Kina Road 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 Kina Road.