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Patea River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.9

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Patea River Mouth Spot ID

South Side 2009, Patea River Mouth photo

Patea River Mouth

Photo credit: Haley Phiilips

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.3 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:35 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 15
SW 15
SSW 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Patea River Mouth in Taranaki is a fairly exposed River Mouth break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Patea, New Zealand, 1 km from Patea River Mouth.

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Patea River Mouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kent Egmont St Patea wx, 2 km from Patea River Mouth.

light winds from the WSW

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
17.8 °C

Current weather near Patea River Mouth

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 100 miles from Patea River Mouth.

  6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.929
Average period (s) 6.6 6.1 5.8 5.5

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Overall Patea River Mouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Patea River Mouth is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Patea River Mouth is New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Patea River Mouth and is 165 km (102 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Patea River Mouth, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Patea River Mouth sea temperature, Patea River Mouth photographs, Patea River Mouth detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Patea River Mouth webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Patea River Mouth 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 Patea River Mouth.