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

Overall: 3.0

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Porangahau River Mouth Surf Guide

Porangahau River Mouth in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips and rocks.

Porangahau River Mouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Porangahau River Mouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Porangahau River Mouth occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Porangahau River Mouth with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 29% of the time in May while 31% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% 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 Porangahau River Mouth Location Map

Interactive Porangahau River Mouth 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 Porangahau River Mouth is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Porangahau River Mouth is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Porangahau River Mouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 12:45 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 16 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NE 15
NE 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Porangahau River Mouth

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

Wind History at Porangahau River Mouth

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

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