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New Chums ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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New Chums Spot ID

Low tide fun, New Chums photo

New Chums

Photo credit: Michelle

Close to shore, New Chums photo

New Chums

Photo credit: Michelle

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14:49 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h) 15
E 15
E 10
ENE 10
Wind State on on on on

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New Chums in Coromandel is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At New Chums (0 km).

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New Chums Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Beachlands, 59 km from New Chums.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
25.8 °C

Current weather near New Chums

Buoy Data:

At Bream Bay Buoy, 81 miles from New Chums.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr 0 hr
Wave height (m) 1.4
Average period (s) 5.8 5.4 5.8 5.5

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Overall New Chums Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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New Chums Location Maps

New Chums Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to New Chums:

  • Closest ski area
    175 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    178 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    181 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    198 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    387 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to New Chums:


  • The closest passenger airport to New Chums is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to New Chums is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Whangarei Airport (WRE) in New Zealand is 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to New Chums and is 169 km (105 miles) away.
New Chums break location map and break info

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