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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.9°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:

What's the best time of year to surf East End and The Gap (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing East End and The Gap with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in July while 49% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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 East End and The Gap Location Map

Interactive East End and The Gap 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 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.

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East End and The Gap Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 19 June 2021, 15:49 Local Time
Saturday 19Sun
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 21 20 20 19
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at East End and The Gap

Surf stats for East End and The Gap, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at East End and The Gap

Wind stats for East End and The Gap, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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