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Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach Surf Guide

ParitutuandNgamotu Beach in Taranaki is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's sometimes crowded here.

Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach Spot Info

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

Surfing Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 36% of the time in March while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
36%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
7%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach Location Map

Interactive Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach 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 Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 132 km (82 miles) away.

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Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 04:32 Local Time
Thursday 07
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
10
15
15
20
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach

Surf stats for Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Paritutu and Ngamotu Beach: