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Lake Ferry ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Lake Ferry Surf Guide

Lake Ferry in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Lake Ferry Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Lake Ferry:

The best conditions reported for surf at Lake Ferry occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Lake Ferry with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in April while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Lake Ferry Location Map

Interactive Lake Ferry 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 Lake Ferry is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Lake Ferry is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 57 km (35 miles) away.

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Lake Ferry Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 23:19 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.9
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 14 15 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 25
NNW 25
NNW 15
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Lake Ferry

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

Wind History at Lake Ferry

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

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