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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

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Belt Road (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Belt Road with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 27% of the time in June while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
27%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Belt Road Location Map

Interactive Belt Road surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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Belt Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 16:01 Local Time
Wednesday 25Thu
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
1.9
WSW
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h)
30
30
15
10
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
off

Swell History at Belt Road

Surf stats for Belt Road, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Belt Road

Wind stats for Belt Road, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Belt Road: