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Pukerua Bay Surf Guide

Pukerua Bay in Wellington is an exposed beach and reef break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Pukerua Bay Spot Info

Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s22.1
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pukerua Bay:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Pukerua Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 9% of the time in August while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 54% 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 Pukerua Bay Location Map

Interactive Pukerua Bay 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 Pukerua Bay is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pukerua Bay is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Pukerua Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 02:57 Local Time
Saturday 21
Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Pukerua Bay

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

Wind History at Pukerua Bay

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Pukerua Bay. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: inconsistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Pukerua Bay: