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Pourere Beach 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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Pourere Beach Surf Guide

Pourere Beach in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

Pourere Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pourere Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pourere Beach occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Pourere Beach 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 26% of the time in May while 34% 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.
clean
26%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Pourere Beach Location Map

Interactive Pourere 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 Pourere Beach is Palmerston North Airport (PMR) in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pourere Beach is Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Pourere Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 08:54 Local Time
Wednesday 19
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 2.3
SSW
3.0
SSW
3.0
SSW
3.0
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Period (s) 14 16 15 14
Wind (km/h) 30
W 30
W 25
W 25
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Pourere Beach

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

Wind History at Pourere Beach

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

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