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South Beach (Wanganui) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.3

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South Beach (Wanganui) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

South Beach (Wanganui) Spot ID

South beach peaking, South Beach (Wanganui) photo

South Beach (Wanganui)

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South Beach (Wanganui)

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South Beach (Wanganui)

Photo credit: lee morgan

south beach, South Beach (Wanganui) photo

South Beach (Wanganui)

Photo credit: lee morgan

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Sunday, 23 February 2020, 11:22 Local time
Sunday 23
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 7 7 7 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 15
S 15
Wind State cross cross cross-

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South Beach (Wanganui) in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Whanganui River Entrance, New Zealand, 3 km from South Beach (Wanganui).

IS AT (local time)

South Beach (Wanganui) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Mount View, 6 km from South Beach (Wanganui).


Air temperature
16.2 °C

Current weather near South Beach (Wanganui)

Overall South Beach (Wanganui) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Surf stats for South Beach (Wanganui): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for South Beach (Wanganui): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

South Beach (Wanganui) Location Maps

South Beach (Wanganui) Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to South Beach (Wanganui):

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Wave buoys nearest to South Beach (Wanganui):

Tide stations nearest to South Beach (Wanganui):

  • Closest tide station
    Whanganui River Entrance
    2 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    31 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Manawatu River Entrance
    36 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    47 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to South Beach (Wanganui) is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 1 km (1 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to South Beach (Wanganui) is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Third is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 105 km (65 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand is 124 km (77 miles) away.
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to South Beach (Wanganui) and is 128 km (80 miles) away.
South Beach (Wanganui) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for South Beach (Wanganui), Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view South Beach (Wanganui) sea temperature, South Beach (Wanganui) photographs, South Beach (Wanganui) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, South Beach (Wanganui) webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and South Beach (Wanganui) tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around South Beach (Wanganui).