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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Monday 06 Jul 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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 06 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 15.5 min: 13.2 °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 15.1 °C (Statistics for 06 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 14.2 max: 15.5 min: 13.2 °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). 1.3m 13 s period swell from WSW with 2.8m 10 s period wind swell from NW

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Actual: 36 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Back Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Back Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Jul 06) at 12PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.5m and 9s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Back Beach in the next 7 days are 6.0m 13s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jul 07) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12PM (Mon 6th Jul)8ft (2.5m)9s
Best Surf9AM (Wed 8th Jul)11ft (3.5m)10s
Most Powerful12PM (Tue 7th Jul)20ft (6.0m)13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Back Beach over the next 7 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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Mon
13
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
3
NW
1.9
NW
2.4
W
5.5
W
5.5
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
4.5
W
4
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.3
WSW
2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.4
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
10991213121014141315141413131616151414141414
134761294090919445342224588047644429413615219714071074659310310403264312318621612
20
WNW
10
W
25
WNW
40
WSW
35
WSW
30
NW
15
W
25
SSE
5
SE
5
ESE
5
NW
10
E
10
E
5
NNE
5
SSE
20
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
20
WSW
15
WSW
10
SSW
10
E
10
NE
cross-
on
oncross-
on
ononcross-
on
oncross-
off
glassoffglassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononcrossoffcross-
off
10:27AM
3.39
10:45PM
3.57
11:09AM
3.35
11:25PM
3.52
11:49AM
3.28
12:04AM
3.42
12:29PM
3.17
12:44AM
3.30
1:11PM
3.05
1:24AM
3.15
1:55PM
2.92
2:08AM
3.00
4:37PM
0.43
5:02AM
0.54
5:18PM
0.49
5:44AM
0.61
5:58PM
0.58
6:26AM
0.69
6:39PM
0.69
7:08AM
0.78
7:20PM
0.82
7:50AM
0.87
8:04PM
0.94
8:34AM
0.95

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

Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
Thursday
09
Friday
10
Saturday
11
Sunday
12
Mon
13
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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13131313121210979108910111213121313121012
1312111311101086797810101211121212101012
1112101091086591078910101110111111911
7:43--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:41--7:39--7:39-
-5:14--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:16--5:17--5:17--5:19

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Tue night. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 6°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Tue morning, calm by Thu afternoon).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 7°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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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 7 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.