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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Friday 26 Feb 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 18.4 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 20.6 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 18.4 °C (Statistics for 26 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 19.0 max: 20.6 min: 17.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Desperation Point are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (light winds from the NW at Punihowx 30 km from Desperation Point). 1.4m 13 s period swell from WSW

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30 km away, 1 h 10 min ago

Light
11 km/h
NW
22.9
18.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Desperation Point this week:

The surf forecast for Desperation Point over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Feb 26) at 4PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Desperation Point in the next 7 days are 2.5m 13s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 04) at 10AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.6m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 4PM (Fri 26th Feb)4.5ft (1.3m) 13s
Best Surf 4AM (Mon 1st Mar)3.5ft (1.1m) 20s
Most Powerful10AM (Thu 4th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 13s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Desperation Point over the next 7 days.

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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)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
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1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.7
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
0.9
W
2.5
W
2.5
WSW
2.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
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10
SE
15
SSE
5
ENE
5
NW
15
WNW
5
NNE
5
ENE
5
W
10
E
0
ENE
0
SW
10
NNE
15
N
20
NNW
15
N
15
N
25
NNW
20
NNW
15
WNW
20
WNW
5
WNW
15
WSW
20
W
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off
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on
cross-
on
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
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off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
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10:05AM
3.20
10:25PM
3.14
10:44AM
3.38
11:05PM
3.30
11:24AM
3.51
11:44PM
3.40
12:04PM
3.57
12:25AM
3.42
12:44PM
3.53
1:07AM
3.37
1:27PM
3.41
1:52AM
3.25
2:14PM
3.21
2:41AM
3.07
3:09PM
2.98
4:18PM
0.38
4:36AM
0.27
4:58PM
0.20
5:15AM
0.13
5:38PM
0.08
5:55AM
0.06
6:20PM
0.04
6:36AM
0.08
7:04PM
0.08
7:20AM
0.20
7:49PM
0.21
8:08AM
0.38
8:36PM
0.40
9:01AM
0.61

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

Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thursday
04
Fri
05
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clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri morning, min 17°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Desperation Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Desperation Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Desperation Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Desperation Point surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Desperation Point) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Desperation Point may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Taranaki? If you are looking for accommodation near Desperation Point, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Taranaki, consider staying in New Plymouth which is 52 km (32 miles) away.