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Paekakariki ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.6

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Paekakariki Spot ID

Bracing swim at Paekakariki photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.1 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 17:41 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Paekakariki in Wellington is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the southeast. Easily blown out by onshore winds Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Paraparaumu, 7 km from Paekakariki.

IS AT (local time)

Paekakariki Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Raumati South Paraparaumu wx, 3 km from Paekakariki.

wind obs. (7.6 kph from 271 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
22.2 °C

Current weather near Paekakariki

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 37 miles from Paekakariki.

  11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.431
Average period (s) 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.5

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Overall Paekakariki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Paekakariki Location Maps

Paekakariki Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Paekakariki:

  • Closest ski area
    117 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    124 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    126 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Paekakariki:


  • The closest passenger airport to Paekakariki is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Paekakariki is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Paekakariki and is 110 km (68 miles) away.
Paekakariki break location map and break info

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