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Haast Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Haast Beach break guidePhoto by: Pe Ter

Haast Beach Surf Guide

Haast Beach on the West Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. Ideal winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

Haast Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
15.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Haast Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Haast 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 Haast Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Haast 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 40% of the time in June while 51% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 9% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
51%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
9%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Haast Beach Location Map

Interactive Haast 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 Haast Beach is Glentanner Airport (MON) in New Zealand, 90 km (56 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Haast Beach is Mount Cook Airport (GTN), also in New Zealand, 91 km (57 miles) away.

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Haast Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 15:16 Local Time
Thursday 22Fri
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.0
W
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NE 15
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Haast Beach

Surf stats for Haast Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Haast Beach

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

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