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West Shore Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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West Shore Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.8 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 02:59 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 5
Wind State glass glass glass cross

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West Shore Beach in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Napier, New Zealand, 4 km from West Shore Beach.

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West Shore Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Napier Airport, 3 km from West Shore Beach.


Air temperature
15.6 °C

Current weather near West Shore Beach

Buoy Data:

At Bay of Plenty Buoy, 123 miles from West Shore Beach.

  8PM 9PM 10PM 11PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.82
Dominant period (s) 10.0 10.5 10.0 10.0

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Overall West Shore Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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West Shore Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to West Shore Beach:


  • The closest passenger airport to West Shore Beach is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to West Shore Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 144 km (89 miles) away.
  • Rotorua Airport (ROT) in New Zealand is 158 km (98 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to West Shore Beach and is 168 km (104 miles) away.
West Shore Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for West Shore Beach, Hawkes Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view West Shore Beach sea temperature, West Shore Beach photographs, West Shore Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, West Shore Beach webcams, current wind from Hawkes Bay live weather stations and West Shore Beach 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 West Shore Beach.