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

Overall: 3.8

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Mangahume Spot ID

Mangahume photo


Photo credit: Karlos

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Saturday, 28 November 2015, 09:53 Local time
Saturday 28
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 12 11 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 20
W 30
W 25
Wind State glass cross-

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Mangahume in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Greenmeadows, 4 km from Mangahume.

IS AT (local time)

Mangahume Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hawera, 31 km from Mangahume.

light winds from the SW

Recent light rain
Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Mangahume

Overall Mangahume Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Also see Mangahume surf quality by season and Mangahume surf quality by month.

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Mangahume Location Maps

Mangahume Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Mangahume:

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Wave buoys nearest to Mangahume:

Tide stations nearest to Mangahume:

  • Closest tide station
    Opunake Bay
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Taranaki
    32 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    34 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    New Plymouth
    35 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Mangahume:

  • Closest ski area
    Manganui (New Zealand)
    17 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Turoa (New Zealand)
    86 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Whakapapa (New Zealand)
    89 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Tukino (New Zealand)
    92 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    172 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Mangahume:

  • Closest city location
    New Plymouth (New Zealand)
    35 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Wanganui (New Zealand)
    66 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Palmerston North (New Zealand)
    106 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Paraparaumu (New Zealand)
    112 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Porirua (New Zealand)
    121 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Mangahume is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Mangahume is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Mangahume and is 205 km (127 miles) away.
Mangahume break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Mangahume, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Mangahume sea temperature, Mangahume photographs, Mangahume detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Mangahume webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Mangahume 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 Mangahume.