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Rocky Rights ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Rocky Rights Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 05:07 Local time
Tuesday 25
Wave (m) 2.0
Period (s) 15 15 10 13
Wind (km/h) 35
W 40
W 35
WSW 45
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Rocky Rights in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Rocky Rights Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Punihowx, 3 km from Rocky Rights.

moderate winds from the W

Air temperature
9.8 °C

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Buoy Data:

At Golden Bay Buoy, 113 miles from Rocky Rights.

  12AM 1AM 2AM 3AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.89

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Overall Rocky Rights Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rocky Rights is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rocky Rights is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 200 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 Rights and is 205 km (127 miles) away.
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