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Desperation Point ratings
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 6 am Sunday 08 Dec 2019 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 17.2 °C (Statistics for 08 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 18.2 min: 14.5 °C)
Desperation Point location map

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-shore wind at Desperation Point have swung cross-off (fresh winds from the N at New Plymouth 58 km from Desperation Point). 1.9m 12 s period swell from WSW with 2.1m 7 s period wind swell from NNW
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4:26AM
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4:47PM
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5:05AM
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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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Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sun morning, min 12°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the NNW on Sun morning, light winds from the WSW by Tue night).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Fri morning, min 14°C on Sat 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.