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Anawhata Road (Oaonui) Surf Guide

Anawhata Road(Oaonui) in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Anawhata Road (Oaonui) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Anawhata Road (Oaonui):

The best conditions reported for surf at Anawhata Road (Oaonui) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Anawhata Road (Oaonui) (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Anawhata Road (Oaonui) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in August while 59% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Anawhata Road (Oaonui) Location Map

Interactive Anawhata Road (Oaonui) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Anawhata Road (Oaonui) is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Anawhata Road (Oaonui) is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 124 km (77 miles) away.

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Anawhata Road (Oaonui) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 30 January 2022, 03:10 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Anawhata Road (Oaonui)

Surf stats for Anawhata Road (Oaonui), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Anawhata Road (Oaonui)

Wind stats for Anawhata Road (Oaonui), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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