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Belt Road ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Belt Road Surf Guide

Belt Road in Taranaki is a quite exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the west. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rips, rocks and obstacles.

Belt Road Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:

Surfing Belt Road:

The best conditions reported for surf at Belt Road occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Belt Road sea temperature, Belt Road photographs, Belt Road detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Belt Road webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Belt Road tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Belt Road

Belt Road Surf:

Friday, 5 June 2020, 18:40 Local time
Friday 05Sat
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State off cross-

Tide Times:

For Port Taranaki, New Zealand, 2 km from Belt Road.

IS AT (local time)

Belt Road Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ferndale- New Plymouth, 3 km from Belt Road.


Air temperature
11.6 °C

Current weather near Belt Road

Overall Belt Road Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Belt Road: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Belt Road: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Belt Road Location Maps

Belt Road Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Taranaki surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Belt Road

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Belt Road:

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Wave buoys nearest to Belt Road:

Tide stations nearest to Belt Road:

  • Closest tide station
    Port Taranaki
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    New Plymouth
    2 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Waitara River Entrance
    11 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Opunake Bay
    30 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    39 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Belt Road is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Belt Road is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 180 km (112 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Belt Road and is 194 km (120 miles) away.
Belt Road break location map and break info