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Rocky Rights ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.9

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Rocky Rights Surf Guide

Rocky Rights in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west northwest. A right hand reef break. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. It's sometimes crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Rocky Rights Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rocky Rights:

The best conditions reported for surf at Rocky Rights occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rocky Rights 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 31% of the time in March while 61% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
61%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Rocky Rights Location Map

Interactive Rocky Rights 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 Rocky Rights is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rocky Rights is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 136 km (84 miles) away.

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Rocky Rights Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 28 February 2021, 02:44 Local Time
Sunday 28
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.6
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
0.8
WSW
Period (s) 12 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 15
NE 15
NE 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Rocky Rights

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

Wind History at Rocky Rights

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

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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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