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

Overall: 3.3

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Owahanga Surf Guide

Owahanga in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. There is a left hand reef break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Owahanga Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Owahanga:

The best conditions reported for surf at Owahanga occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Owahanga with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in May while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Owahanga Location Map

Interactive Owahanga 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 Owahanga is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 69 km (43 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Owahanga is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away.

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Owahanga Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 09:28 Local Time
Wednesday 19
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 2.5
SSW
3.0
SSW
3.0
SSW
3.0
SSW
Period (s) 14 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
W 20
W 15
WSW 15
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Owahanga

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

Wind History at Owahanga

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

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