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Kina Road Surf Guide

Kina Road in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has quite consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Still reasonable in light onshore winds Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is no reef break. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Kina Road Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kina Road:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Kina Road with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in March while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
30%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kina Road Location Map

Interactive Kina 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 Kina Road is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kina Road is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 124 km (77 miles) away.

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Kina Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 19:09 Local Time
WedThursday 07
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m)
1.6
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
15
15
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at Kina Road

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

Wind History at Kina Road

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

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