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Riversdale ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Riversdale Spot ID

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Photo credit: Tane

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11:38 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 10
NNE 10
NE 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross cross-

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Riversdale in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Riversdale (0 km).

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Riversdale Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Castlepoint, 26 km from Riversdale.

light winds from the NW

Air temperature
8.0 °C

Current weather near Riversdale

Overall Riversdale Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Riversdale Location Maps

Riversdale Location Map

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Ski Resorts closest to Riversdale:

  • Closest ski area
    126 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    128 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    132 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    175 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Riversdale:


  • The closest passenger airport to Riversdale is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Riversdale is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 109 km (68 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Riversdale and is 154 km (96 miles) away.
Riversdale break location map and break info

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