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Whareama ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Whareama Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 20:14 Local time
Wednesday 19Thu
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 12 12 11 10
Wind (km/h) 0
SSE 10
NNE 15
NNW 15
Wind State glass cross cross-

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Whareama in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Riversdale, 9 km from Whareama.

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Whareama Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Castlepoint, 17 km from Whareama.

light winds from the E

Air temperature
16.0 °C

Current weather near Whareama

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 94 miles from Whareama.

  2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.564
Average period (s) 5.4 5.5 5.6 6.2

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Overall Whareama Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Ski Resorts closest to Whareama:

  • Closest ski area
    121 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    123 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    127 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    160 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    178 mi
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Town and city forecasts close to Whareama:


  • The closest passenger airport to Whareama is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whareama is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whareama and is 149 km (93 miles) away.
Whareama break location map and break info

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