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Middleton Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.2

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Middleton Bay Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 15:10 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 17 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 25
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

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Middleton Bay in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Opunake Bay, New Zealand, 8 km from Middleton Bay.

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Middleton Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tranaki- Newall, 19 km from Middleton Bay.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
20.3 °C

Current weather near Middleton Bay

Overall Middleton Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Middleton Bay is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Middleton Bay is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 186 km (116 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 195 km (121 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Middleton Bay and is 212 km (132 miles) away.
Middleton Bay break location map and break info

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