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Fitzroy Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.5

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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

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:

What's the best time of year to surf Fitzroy Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fitzroy Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 25% of the time in June while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 22% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
25%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
22%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fitzroy Beach Location Map

Interactive Fitzroy Beach 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 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.

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Fitzroy Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 17:43 Local Time
Sunday 09Mon
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.9
NNW
1.8
NW
1.9
NW
1.9
NW
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
NNW 15
NW
Wind State cross-
on
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on
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on
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Swell History at Fitzroy Beach

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Wind History at Fitzroy Beach

Wind stats for Fitzroy Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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