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Rocky Lefts ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Rocky Lefts Spot ID

Rocky Point, Rocky Lefts photo

Rocky Lefts

Photo credit: nigel

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.1 °C

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Thursday, 20 September 2018, 11:01 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.2
WSW
Period (s) 19 19 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
SSW 15
SW 15
SW 15
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Wind State cross-
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Rocky Lefts in Taranaki is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include urchins and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Rocky Lefts Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Punihowx, 3 km from Rocky Lefts.

light winds from the SE

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Air temperature
19.2 °C

Current weather near Rocky Lefts

Buoy Data:

At Golden Bay Buoy, 113 miles from Rocky Lefts.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.19
0.21
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0.24

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Overall Rocky Lefts Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rocky Lefts is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 39 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rocky Lefts is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 199 km (124 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Rocky Lefts and is 204 km (127 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rocky Lefts, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Rocky Lefts sea temperature, Rocky Lefts photographs, Rocky Lefts detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rocky Lefts webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Rocky Lefts 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 Rocky Lefts.