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White Rock ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 2.9

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White Rock Spot ID

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White Rock

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 03:19 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 8 9 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
N 5
N 5
Wind State cross-

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White rock in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and in addition, both left and right reef breaks add variety. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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White Rock Tide Times and Tide Chart

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Air temperature
15.2 °C

Current weather near White Rock

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 61 miles from White Rock.

  9PM 10PM 11PM 12AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.816
Average period (s) 5.2 5.8 6.0 6.7

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Overall White Rock Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to White Rock is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to White Rock is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 69 km (43 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to White Rock and is 140 km (87 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for White Rock, Wairarapa. Use the tab navigation above to view White Rock sea temperature, White Rock photographs, White Rock detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, White Rock webcams, current wind from Wairarapa live weather stations and White Rock 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 White Rock.