uk es it fr pt nl
Wainui Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

See all 18 ratings

Based on 1 vote. Vote

Surf Report Feed

Wainui Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

Wainui Reef Spot ID

Surf default break image

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.5 °C

Secret spot? We can hide it!

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:36 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
W 10
Wind State glass cross-
glass cross-

View detailed 48hrs and full 7 days forecasts

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.

IS AT (local time)

Wainui Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount View, 26 km from Wainui Reef.


Air temperature
16.4 °C

Current weather near Wainui Reef

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 96 miles from Wainui Reef.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.903
Average period (s) 5.9 5.2 5.8 5.7

All wavebuoys around Wainui Reef

Overall Wainui Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

This image describes the combination of swells directed at Wainui Reef through an avera... (show all text)

The graph shows how often and how strongly the wind blows from different directions ove... (show all text)

The two graphs above are also combined in the single Wainui Reef surf consistency graph.

Also see Wainui Reef surf quality by season and Wainui Reef surf quality by month.

Compare Wainui Reef with another surf break.

Wainui Reef Location Maps

Wainui Reef Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Wainui ReefShoreline around Wainui ReefRoads and rivers around Wainui Reef

Use this relief map to navigate to Wanganui-Manawatu surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Wainui Reef

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Wainui Reef:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Wainui Reef:

Tide stations nearest to Wainui Reef:

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Wainui Reef:

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Wainui Reef:


  • 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.