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

Overall: 3.5

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Wainui Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

Wainui Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.6 °C

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Saturday, 23 September 2017, 17:50 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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Period (s) 12 6 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
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WNW 20
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Wainui Reef in Wanganui-Manawatu is a reasonably exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. A right hand reef. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nukumaru Rock, 7 km from Wainui Reef.

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Wainui Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Gonville WANGANUI wx, 22 km from Wainui Reef.

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Air temperature
13.7 °C

Current weather near Wainui Reef

Overall Wainui Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Wainui Reef is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wainui Reef is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 117 km (73 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Wainui Reef and is 143 km (89 miles) away.
Wainui Reef break location map and break info

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