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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 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)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Back Beach (calm at Ferndale- New Plymouth 6 km from Back Beach). 0.8m 14 s period swell from WSW with 0.9m 3 s period wind swell from ESE

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Actual: 33 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
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 Sunday (May 31) at 6AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 14s period. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Back Beach in the next 7 days are 5.0m 16s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Jun 05) at 9AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 6s period and expected on Wednesday (Jun 03) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)6AM (Sun 31st May)2.5ft (0.7m)14s
Best Surf3AM (Fri 5th Jun)11ft (3.5m)17s
Most Powerful9AM (Fri 5th Jun)16ft (5.0m)16s

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
Sunday
31
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
0.6
WSW
0.6
WSW
0.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.1
WSW
2.5
NW
3.5
NW
3.5
NW
3
WSW
5
W
4.5
W
3.5
W
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
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1561208677988073246038072634762947884319292011553012360856046382151216716211403
15
ESE
15
E
15
ESE
20
ESE
20
SE
15
SE
5
SSE
10
SSW
20
WSW
10
WSW
20
NNE
30
NNE
25
NNW
30
NW
30
WNW
20
WNW
0
NW
5
SE
5
SE
5
ENE
15
WSW
15
W
15
W
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
onon
4:12AM
3.05
4:45PM
2.94
5:16AM
3.11
5:52PM
3.03
6:20AM
3.21
6:58PM
3.18
7:21AM
3.33
7:56PM
3.36
8:17AM
3.43
8:47PM
3.52
9:09AM
3.49
9:34PM
3.62
9:56AM
3.51
9:52PM
0.96
10:33AM
0.84
11:00PM
0.89
11:39AM
0.72
12:08AM
0.76
12:44PM
0.55
1:12AM
0.59
1:42PM
0.39
2:09AM
0.44
2:34PM
0.26
3:00AM
0.33
3:22PM
0.20
3:47AM
0.29

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
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
heavy rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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1212151213141414141314141514121213101010131213
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-7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:37---
--5:08--5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 12°C on Sat night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon night, fresh winds from the NNE by Wed morning).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 57mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Wed afternoon, min 10°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the N on Wed afternoon, calm by Fri morning).

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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.