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Otaki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Otaki Beach Spot ID

Otaki fun, Otaki Beach photo

Otaki Beach

Photo credit: Peter Geers

Surfer: Liam McCardle, Otaki Beach photo

Otaki Beach

Photo credit: Sean

Otaki river mouth, Otaki Beach photo

Otaki Beach

Photo credit: Local

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.8 °C

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Monday, 22 July 2019, 22:19 Local time
MonTuesday 23
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
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Otaki Beach in Wanganui-Manawatu is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Otaki, 9 km from Otaki Beach.

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Otaki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mudwiggle Farm, 7 km from Otaki Beach.


Air temperature
8.1 °C

Current weather near Otaki Beach

Overall Otaki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Otaki Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Otaki Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to Otaki Beach is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Otaki Beach is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 78 km (48 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Otaki Beach and is 80 km (50 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Otaki Beach, Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view Otaki Beach sea temperature, Otaki Beach photographs, Otaki Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Otaki Beach webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and Otaki 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 Otaki Beach.