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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
12.6°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.
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).
Haast Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 16:31 Local Time
Wednesday 30Thu
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
NE 10
E 10
Wind State 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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