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Back Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.0

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Back Beach Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Saturday 30 May 2020 NZST
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Back Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Back Beach sea temperature is 16.3 °C (Statistics for 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 16.4 min: 14.6 °C)
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Back Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Back Beach sea temperature is 16.3 °C (Statistics for 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.5 max: 16.4 min: 14.6 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Taranaki

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Back Beach (calm at Ferndale- New Plymouth 6 km from Back Beach). 0.7m 14 s period swell from WSW with an additional 0.6m 7 s period swell from NW , plus 0.7m 5 s period wind swell from ENE

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Actual: 41 min ago

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Clean
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How big are the waves at Back Beach today?

The current surf forecast for Back Beach at 7AM is: 0.6m 14s primary swell from a West-southwest direction and 0.4m 7s secondary swell from a Northwest direction (forecast issued at 11:00pm May 30). An open ocean swell of 0.5m 5s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (30 May)2ft (0.6m)13s
Afternoon (30 May)1.5ft (0.4m)15s
Evening (30 May)2.5ft (0.8m)17s

Table - waves today at Back Beach. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy(?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM
22121112344334443322222
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
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16515610716112012086243333779881953880857732702553460460421380348726
15
ESE
15
ESE
10
ESE
15
E
15
E
10
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
E
20
ESE
20
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
15
SE
15
SE
15
SSE
10
SE
5
SSE
10
S
10
S
10
SSW
15
SW
20
WSW
offoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
4:12AM
3.05
4:45PM
2.94
5:16AM
3.11
5:52PM
3.03
6:20AM
3.21
9:52PM
0.96
10:33AM
0.84
11:00PM
0.89
11:39AM
0.72
12:08AM
0.76
12:44PM
0.55

Note: the tide data above is for Port Taranaki, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Back Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Back Beach blow from the E

Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
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clear
clear
clear
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