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Himatangi Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 1.9
Difficulty Level: 1.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.9
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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Himatangi Beach break guide

Himatangi Beach Surf Guide

Himitangi Beach in Wanganui-Manawatu is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Himatangi Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Himatangi Beach:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Himatangi Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in August while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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 Himatangi Beach Location Map

Interactive Himatangi 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 Himatangi Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Himatangi Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 51 km (32 miles) away.

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Himatangi Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 13:35 Local Time
Thursday 22Fri
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 13 13 5 6
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 10
WNW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Himatangi Beach

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

Wind History at Himatangi Beach

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

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