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Kumera Patch break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Kumera Patch Surf Guide

Kumera Patch in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the south southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a left breaking reef. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Kumera Patch Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kumera Patch:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kumera Patch occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Kumera Patch 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 38% of the time in March while 52% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
52%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Kumera Patch Location Map

Interactive Kumera Patch 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 Kumera Patch is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kumera Patch is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Kumera Patch Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 22:43 Local Time
WedThursday 11
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m)
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State off off off cross-
off

Swell History at Kumera Patch

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

Wind History at Kumera Patch

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Kumera Patch. Click below to view there surf guides.

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Kumera Patch: