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

Overall: 3.5

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Nukumaru Rock Surf Guide

Nukumaru Rock in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Rarely crowded here.

Nukumaru Rock Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nukumaru Rock:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Nukumaru Rock 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 8% of the time in August while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 49% 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 Nukumaru Rock Location Map

Interactive Nukumaru Rock 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 Nukumaru Rock is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nukumaru Rock is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Nukumaru Rock Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 22:54 Local Time
SatSunday 09
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 15 15 9 8
Wind (km/h) 15
N 20
N 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Nukumaru Rock

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

Wind History at Nukumaru Rock

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

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