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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Desperation Point Surf Forecast / Taranaki / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Monday 01 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Desperation Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Desperation Point sea temperature is 19.1 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.1 min: 17.0 °C)
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Desperation Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Desperation Point sea temperature is 19.1 °C (Statistics for 01 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 19.1 max: 20.1 min: 17.0 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Taranaki

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind has become cross-off at Desperation Point (light winds from the N at NewallWX 22 km from Desperation Point). 1.5m 19 s period swell from WSW with an additional 0.7m 9 s period swell from W , plus 1.5m 6 s period wind swell from NNW

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22 km away, 31 min ago

Moderate
17 km/h
N
19.7
19.1
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Desperation Point today?

The current surf forecast for Desperation Point at 5PM is: 1.4m 19s primary swell from a West-southwest direction and 0.6m 9s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 12:00pm March 01). An open ocean swell of 1.5m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be cross-shore and the swell rating is 3.

Time (NZDT) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (01 Mar)4.5ft (1.3m)20s
Afternoon (01 Mar)4.5ft (1.4m)19s
Evening (01 Mar)4.5ft (1.4m)18s

Table - waves today at Desperation Point. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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 (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM7AM10AM1PM4PM7PM10PM1AM4AM
55345555432343222001112
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.6.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.18.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.8
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
2019191918181817171616161616151515151414141413
11711288133813091104118610331009834795617610573551465453398309305245203194178
10
NNE
20
N
20
NNW
20
N
10
N
15
NE
15
NNE
15
NNE
20
NNE
25
N
25
NNW
20
N
15
N
15
NNW
10
NW
10
NNW
15
NNW
20
NW
20
NW
20
NNW
20
NNW
10
NNW
5
NW
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
on
12:04PM
3.57
12:25AM
3.42
12:44PM
3.53
1:07AM
3.37
1:27PM
3.41
1:52AM
3.25
6:20PM
0.04
6:36AM
0.08
7:04PM
0.08
7:20AM
0.20
7:49PM
0.21

Note: the tide data above is for Opunake Bay, New Zealand which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Desperation Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Desperation Point blow from the ENE

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