uk es it fr pt nl
South Beach (Wanganui) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.3

See all 18 ratings

Based on 5 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed

South Beach (Wanganui) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

South Beach (Wanganui) Spot ID

South beach peaking, South Beach (Wanganui) photo

South Beach (Wanganui)

Photo credit: lee morgan

ride, South Beach (Wanganui) photo

South Beach (Wanganui)

Photo credit: lee morgan

great wave, South Beach (Wanganui) photo

South Beach (Wanganui)

Photo credit: lee morgan

south beach, South Beach (Wanganui) photo

South Beach (Wanganui)

Photo credit: lee morgan

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.2 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 14:49 Local time
Thursday 13Fri
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 12 12 8
Wind (km/h) 15
S 10
SE 15
E 10
Wind State cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

South Beach (Wanganui) in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whanganui River Entrance, New Zealand, 3 km from South Beach (Wanganui).

IS AT (local time)

South Beach (Wanganui) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gonville Whanganui wx, 3 km from South Beach (Wanganui).


Air temperature
20.6 °C

Current weather near South Beach (Wanganui)

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 94 miles from South Beach (Wanganui).

  8AM 9AM 10AM 11AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.897
Average period (s) 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4

All wavebuoys around South Beach (Wanganui)

Overall South Beach (Wanganui) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

The graph shows the range of swells directed at South Beach (Wanganui) over a normal De... (show all text)

The rose diagram illustrates how commonly and how strongly the wind blows from differen... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single South Beach (Wanganui) surf consistency graph.

Also see South Beach (Wanganui) surf quality by season and South Beach (Wanganui) surf quality by month.

Compare South Beach (Wanganui) with another surf break.

South Beach (Wanganui) Location Maps

South Beach (Wanganui) Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to South Beach (Wanganui)Shoreline around South Beach (Wanganui)Roads and rivers around South Beach (Wanganui)

Use this relief map to navigate to Wanganui-Manawatu surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of South Beach (Wanganui)

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to South Beach (Wanganui):

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to South Beach (Wanganui):

Tide stations nearest to South Beach (Wanganui):

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to South Beach (Wanganui):

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to South Beach (Wanganui):


  • The closest passenger airport to South Beach (Wanganui) is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Beach (Wanganui) is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to South Beach (Wanganui) and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
South Beach (Wanganui) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for South Beach (Wanganui), Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view South Beach (Wanganui) sea temperature, South Beach (Wanganui) photographs, South Beach (Wanganui) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, South Beach (Wanganui) webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and South Beach (Wanganui) 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 South Beach (Wanganui).