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Foxton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.8
Consistency of Surf: 1.7
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.1

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Foxton Beach break guidePhoto by: Tomwhiteman

Foxton Beach Surf Guide

Foxton Beach in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here.

Foxton Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Foxton Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Foxton Beach occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:
New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Foxton Beach sea temperature, Foxton Beach photographs, Foxton Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Foxton Beach webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and Foxton 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 Foxton Beach

Foxton Beach Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 06:15 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 30
WNW 30
WNW 35
Wind State on on on on

Tide Times:

At Manawatu River Entrance, New Zealand (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Foxton Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Otaki, 32 km from Foxton Beach.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
8 °C

Current weather near Foxton Beach

Overall Foxton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


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

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

A few small lines at focky beach, Foxton Beach photo

Foxton Beach

Photo credit: Focky McBeach

Westy, Foxton Beach photo

Foxton Beach

Photo credit: wazza

Photo by photographer one night at foxton awesome left handers coming, Foxton Beach photo

Foxton Beach

Photo credit: Tomwhiteman

Foxton Beach Location Maps

Foxton Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Wanganui-Manawatu surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Foxton Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Foxton Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Foxton Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Foxton Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Manawatu River Entrance
    0 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    21 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    33 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    38 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Whanganui River Entrance
    38 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Foxton Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Foxton Beach is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 66 km (41 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Foxton Beach and is 102 km (63 miles) away.
Foxton Beach break location map and break info