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Bog Works Surf Guide

Bog Works in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has reasonably 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. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for urchins and rocks, rips.

Bog Works Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bog Works:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bog Works occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Bog Works with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 37% of the time in April while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bog Works Location Map

Interactive Bog Works 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 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.

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Bog Works Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 07:17 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 11 12
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Bog Works

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

Wind History at Bog Works

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

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