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New Chums ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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New Chums break guidePhoto by: Michelle

New Chums Surf Guide

New Chums in Coromandel is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around mid tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

New Chums Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
20.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing New Chums:

The best conditions reported for surf at New Chums 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 New Chums (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing New Chums with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 4% of the time in June while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 83% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
4%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
83%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore New Chums Location Map

Interactive New Chums 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 New Chums is Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to New Chums is Tauranga Airport (TRG), also in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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New Chums Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 27 February 2021, 05:42 Local Time
Saturday 27
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.1
E
Period (s) 9 9 10 11
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 15
ESE 15
ESE 20
E
Wind State cross-
on
on on on

Swell History at New Chums

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

Wind History at New Chums

Wind stats for New Chums, 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 New Chums. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    11km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away

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