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Opunake Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Crowds: 2.7
Accommodation: 5.0
Camping: 3.0

Overall: 4.6

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Opunake Beach Spot ID

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Opunake Beach

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Opunake beach photo

Opunake Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 17:06 Local time
Wednesday 19Thu
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 19 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross cross-
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Opunake Beach in Taranaki is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. 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, 1 km from Opunake Beach.

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Opunake Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tranaki- Newall, 22 km from Opunake Beach.


Air temperature
11.9 °C

Current weather near Opunake Beach

Overall Opunake Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Opunake Beach is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Opunake Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Opunake Beach and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Opunake Beach, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Opunake Beach sea temperature, Opunake Beach photographs, Opunake Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Opunake Beach webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Opunake Beach 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 Opunake Beach.