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TheFences ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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TheFences Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.6 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 16:46 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 7 7 6 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSW 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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TheFences in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nukumaru Rock, 1 km from TheFences.

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TheFences Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kent Egmont St Patea wx, 21 km from TheFences.

light winds from the S

Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
18.5 °C

Current weather near TheFences

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 96 miles from TheFences.

  10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.457
Average period (s) 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.6

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Overall TheFences Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to TheFences is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to TheFences is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to TheFences and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for TheFences, Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view TheFences sea temperature, TheFences photographs, TheFences detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, TheFences webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and TheFences 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 TheFences.