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Porangahau River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Porangahau River Mouth Spot ID

P-Hau beach, Porangahau River Mouth photo

Porangahau River Mouth

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.8 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 14:31 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 7 7 7 8
Wind (km/h) 30
SSE 25
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Porangahau River Mouth in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Porangahau River Mouth Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Otane, 56 km from Porangahau River Mouth.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
17.6 °C

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Overall Porangahau River Mouth Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Porangahau River Mouth is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 87 km (54 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Porangahau River Mouth is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away.
  • Third is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 146 km (91 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Porangahau River Mouth and is 185 km (115 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Porangahau River Mouth, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view Porangahau River Mouth sea temperature, Porangahau River Mouth photographs, Porangahau River Mouth detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Porangahau River Mouth webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and Porangahau 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 Porangahau River Mouth.