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Fitzroy Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 4.1

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Fitzroy Beach break guidePhoto by: daisy day

Fitzroy Beach Surf Guide

Fitzroy Beach in Taranaki is a reasonably exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Likely to be crowded if working. Beware of .

Fitzroy Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent16.2°C

Surfing Fitzroy Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fitzroy Beach 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 Fitzroy Beach sea temperature, Fitzroy Beach photographs, Fitzroy Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fitzroy Beach webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Fitzroy Beach 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 Fitzroy Beach

Fitzroy Beach Surf:

Friday, 5 June 2020, 19:29 Local time
Friday 05Sat
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 15
SSE 15
SSE 10
Wind State off cross-

Tide Times:

For New Plymouth, 3 km from Fitzroy Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Fitzroy Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NewtonStreet, 1 km from Fitzroy Beach.


Air temperature
12.7 °C

Current weather near Fitzroy Beach

Overall Fitzroy Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Fitzroy Beach: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Fitzroy Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Spring city surf, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

Photo credit: daisy day

FITZ, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

Photo credit: Bailer

Decent conditions, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

Photo credit: Corban Grainger

Big Fitz, Fitzroy Beach photo

Fitzroy Beach

Photo credit: Shane

Fitzroy Beach Location Maps

Fitzroy Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Taranaki surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Fitzroy Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Fitzroy Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Fitzroy Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Fitzroy Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    New Plymouth
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Taranaki
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Waitara River Entrance
    9 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Opunake Bay
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    39 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Fitzroy Beach is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fitzroy Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Third is Hamilton Airport (HLZ) in New Zealand, 170 km (106 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand is 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Fitzroy Beach and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
Fitzroy Beach break location map and break info