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Mangahume ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Mangahume Surf Guide

Mangahume 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 northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Mangahume Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Mangahume:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Mangahume 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 24% of the time in August while 58% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
58%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Mangahume Location Map

Interactive Mangahume 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 Mangahume is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Mangahume is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Mangahume Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 00:12 Local Time
ThuFriday 16
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 2.0
W
2.1
W
2.2
W
2.1
W
Period (s) 7 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 25
W 25
W 25
WNW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Mangahume

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

Wind History at Mangahume

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

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