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Propellers ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Propellers Spot ID

Caught Inside, Propellers photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.4 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:26 Local time
TueWednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
N 15
N 15
Wind State cross-

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Propellers in Wellington is an exposed reef break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the northwest with some shelter here from northwest winds. Waves can be ok even in light onshore winds Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south. There is no reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Wellington, New Zealand, 8 km from Propellers.

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Propellers Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Houghton Bay, 4 km from Propellers.

light winds from the NNE

No weather report
Air temperature
16.1 °C

Current weather near Propellers

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 27 miles from Propellers.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.903
Average period (s) 5.9 5.2 5.8 5.7

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Overall Propellers Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Propellers is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Propellers is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 79 km (49 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 82 km (51 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Propellers and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Propellers, Wellington. Use the tab navigation above to view Propellers sea temperature, Propellers photographs, Propellers detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Propellers webcams, current wind from Wellington live weather stations and Propellers 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 Propellers.