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Bog Works Spot ID

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.3 °C

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Friday, 10 April 2020, 13:40 Local time
Friday 10Sat
Wave (m) 1.7
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross cross-

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Bog Works in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the southeast. The best swell direction is from the west southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for urchins and rocks, rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For New Plymouth, 2 km from Bog Works.

IS AT (local time)

Bog Works Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At New Plymouth, 9 km from Bog Works.

light winds from the WNW

no report
Air temperature
18.0 °C

Current weather near Bog Works

Overall Bog Works Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April


Surf stats for Bog Works: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Bog Works: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bog Works Location Maps

Bog Works Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bog Works:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bog Works:

Tide stations nearest to Bog Works:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Bog Works is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 10 km (6 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bog Works is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Bog Works and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
Bog Works break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bog Works, Taranaki. Use the tab navigation above to view Bog Works sea temperature, Bog Works photographs, Bog Works detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bog Works webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Bog Works 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 Bog Works.