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Napier - Hardings Road ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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Napier - Hardings Road break guidePhoto by: Chris

Napier - Hardings Road Surf Guide

Hardings Road(Napier) in Hawkes Bay is an exposed point break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. Likely to be crowded if working.

Napier - Hardings Road Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Napier - Hardings Road:

The best conditions reported for surf at Napier - Hardings Road occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Napier - Hardings Road (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Napier - Hardings Road with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in July while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 89% 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).

Explore Napier - Hardings Road Location Map

Interactive Napier - Hardings Road 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 Napier - Hardings Road is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Napier - Hardings Road is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Napier - Hardings Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 08:43 Local Time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
E 10
Wind State cross-
on cross-

Swell History at Napier - Hardings Road

Surf stats for Napier - Hardings Road, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Napier - Hardings Road

Wind stats for Napier - Hardings Road, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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