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Napier - Marine Parade Surf Guide

Marine Parade(Napier) in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. Take care of the strong rips here.

Napier - Marine Parade Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Napier - Marine Parade:

The best conditions reported for surf at Napier - Marine Parade occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Napier - Marine Parade (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Napier - Marine Parade with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% 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 Napier - Marine Parade Location Map

Interactive Napier - Marine Parade 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 Napier - Marine Parade is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Napier - Marine Parade is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Napier - Marine Parade Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 26 May 2022, 22:55 Local Time
ThuFriday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) - 15 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off

Swell History at Napier - Marine Parade

Surf stats for Napier - Marine Parade, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Napier - Marine Parade

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

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