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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) break guidePhoto by: lee morgan

South Beach (Wanganui) Surf Guide

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.

South Beach (Wanganui) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing South Beach (Wanganui):

The best conditions reported for surf at South Beach (Wanganui) occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing South Beach (Wanganui) 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 7% of the time in August while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% 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).
South Beach (Wanganui) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 18:11 Local Time
Wednesday 28Thu
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
E 10
Wind State off cross-
off glass

Swell History at South Beach (Wanganui)

Surf stats for South Beach (Wanganui), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at South Beach (Wanganui)

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

South Beach (Wanganui) Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.8
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.2
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.8
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Brent from New Zealand
“The go to surf spot in Whanganui. The surf can be dribble at Morgan street and south beach will be pumping. Surf breaks on the sewerage pipe so water and sea life can be dodgy”

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