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Wharariki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Wharariki Beach Surf Photo: 'Stormy surf' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 1 December at 6 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Wharariki Beach around the time the photo was taken

Stormy surf, Wharariki Beach
user: Rob Davies (892 photos)
photo taken at: 5:54 pm 1 Dec 2018

Stormy surf

New Zealand | Wharariki Beach

Average rating: 3.0
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Bigger than it looks. The wave out the back is breaking outside the bay even though it's high tide so more than 1km out. Felt dangerous with strong rips, length hold-downs and we both hit the bottom which is a first in very many visits.