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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 25 Jun 2021 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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.4 min: 13.6 °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 15.6 °C (Statistics for 25 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.4 min: 13.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Back Beach (calm at Ferndale- New Plymouth 6 km from Back Beach).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Back Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Back Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jun 27) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.3m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 1.3m and 16s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Back Beach in the next 12 days are 5.0m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jun 29) at 6AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 8s period and expected on Sunday (Jun 27) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Sun 27th Jun)7.5ft (2.3m) 10s
Best Surf 3AM (Tue 29th Jun)18ft (5.5m) 12s
Most Powerful 6AM (Tue 29th Jun)16ft (5.0m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Back Beach over the next 12 days.

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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 (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
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1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
1.9
W
2.5
WSW
3
WNW
3.5
WNW
3
WNW
2.2
WNW
2.4
WNW
3.5
W
4
WSW
5.5
WSW
5
WSW
4.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
1.9
SW
1.6
SW
1.4
SW
1.3
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
SW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.6
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
3
NW
5
WNW
6.5
W
5.5
W
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20

WNW
20

NW
25

NW
30

NW
30

NW
30

NW
35

NW
20

SSW
30

W
35

WNW
45

WSW
30

SW
15

ESE
15

WSW
5

ESE
10

SE
15

SSE
20

SE
25

SSE
20

SSE
25

SE
25

SSE
25

SSE
25

S
10

SSE
10

S
20

SSW
15

SW
15

WSW
20

N
15

WNW
30

WNW
30

WNW
30

WNW
35

WSW
0

SSE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglass
9:57AM
3.51
10:20PM
3.71
10:46AM
3.50
11:07PM
3.69
11:35AM
3.43
11:55PM
3.60
12:23PM
3.31
12:41AM
3.45
1:12PM
3.15
1:29AM
3.27
2:01PM
2.99
2:17AM
3.09
2:52PM
2.85
3:09AM
2.92
3:45PM
2.74
4:04AM
2.80
4:46PM
2.68
5:06AM
2.74
5:57PM
2.69
6:10AM
2.74
6:59PM
2.79
7:08AM
2.79
7:48PM
2.92
4:09PM
0.24
4:36AM
0.33
4:57PM
0.28
5:25AM
0.40
5:44PM
0.38
6:15AM
0.52
6:31PM
0.53
7:05AM
0.65
7:19PM
0.69
7:54AM
0.78
8:08PM
0.86
8:43AM
0.90
9:00PM
0.99
9:33AM
0.99
9:56PM
1.10
10:29AM
1.05
10:58PM
1.15
11:34AM
1.05
12:07AM
1.14
12:38PM
1.01
1:08AM
1.06
1:31PM
0.92
1:57AM
0.96

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

Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
Friday
02
Saturday
03
Sunday
04
Monday
05
Tuesday
06
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 86mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Very mild (max 16°C on Sat night, min 13°C on Sun morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 6°C on Tue morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon afternoon, calm by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 9°C on Thu morning). Mainly fresh winds.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 41mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun night, min 10°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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Information about the Back Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Back Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Back Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Back Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Back Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Back Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Back Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 10 km (6 miles) away.