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East End and The Gap ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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East End and The Gap Surf Guide

East End and The Gap in Taranaki is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from southwest winds. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are mainly rights and in addition there are both left and right reef breaks.. It very rarely gets crowded here.

East End and The Gap Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing East End and The Gap:

The best conditions reported for surf at East End and The Gap occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:
New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view East End and The Gap sea temperature, East End and The Gap photographs, East End and The Gap detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, East End and The Gap webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and East End and The Gap 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 East End and The Gap


East End and The Gap Surf:

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 04:01 Local time
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Wave (m) 2.5
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3.0
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Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
SE 20
SE 25
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Tide Times:

For New Plymouth, 3 km from East End and The Gap.

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East End and The Gap Tide Times and Tide Chart


Live Weather:

At Ferndale- New Plymouth, 3 km from East End and The Gap.

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Current weather near East End and The Gap

Overall East End and The Gap Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Surf stats for East End and The Gap: see the swell variation by month.


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Wind stats for East End and The Gap: see the variation in direction and stength by month.


The Gap Left hander, East End and The Gap photo

East End and The Gap

Photo credit: Gerald Hood


East End and The Gap Location Maps

East End and The Gap Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to East End and The Gap:

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Wave buoys nearest to East End and The Gap:

Tide stations nearest to East End and The Gap:

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

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to East End and The Gap is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to East End and The Gap is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 172 km (107 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 East End and The Gap and is 193 km (120 miles) away.
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