uk es it fr pt nl
Opunake Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Crowds: 2.7
Accommodation: 5.0
Camping: 3.0

Overall: 4.6

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote

Surf Report Feed
Opunake Beach break guidePhoto by: Adin pio

Opunake Beach Surf Guide

Opunake Beach in Taranaki is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds are from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A choice of left and right reefs. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Opunake Beach Spot Info

Icon  beachBeachIcon  s54.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent15.8°C

Surfing Opunake Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Opunake Beach occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Opunake Beach sea temperature, Opunake Beach photographs, Opunake Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Opunake Beach webcams, current wind from Taranaki live weather stations and Opunake Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Opunake Beach

Opunake Beach Surf:

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 10:30 Local time
Tuesday 02
Wave (m) 2.1
Period (s) 13 15 7 14
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 25
W 30
W 30
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Opunake Bay, New Zealand, 1 km from Opunake Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Opunake Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At NewallWX, 22 km from Opunake Beach.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
13.6 °C

Current weather near Opunake Beach

Overall Opunake Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June


Surf stats for Opunake Beach: see the swell variation by month.

Opunake beach.wind.statistics.juneSw.animatedSw.label.animated

Wind stats for Opunake Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

sweet swell, Opunake Beach photo

Opunake Beach

Photo credit: jim van kennen

Opunake beach photo

Opunake Beach

Photo credit: Adin pio

Opunake Beach Location Maps

Opunake Beach Location Map

Contours: Roads & Rivers: Select a surf spot from the menu
Surf spots located close to Opunake BeachShoreline around Opunake BeachRoads and rivers around Opunake Beach

Use this relief map to navigate to Taranaki surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Opunake Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Opunake Beach:

 (click location name for more details)

Wave buoys nearest to Opunake Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Opunake Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Opunake Bay
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Port Taranaki
    29 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    New Plymouth
    32 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Waitara River Entrance
    39 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Opunake Beach is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Opunake Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Taupo Airport (TUO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Opunake Beach and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
Opunake Beach break location map and break info