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Stent Road break guidePhoto by: Daniel Fleming

Stent Road Surf Guide

Stent Road in Taranaki is an exposed reef and point break that has dependable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Rocks are a hazard.

Stent Road Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
15.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Stent Road:

The best conditions reported for surf at Stent Road occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Stent Road with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in March while 56% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
34%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
56%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Stent Road Location Map

Interactive Stent Road 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 Stent Road is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, which is 42 km (26 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Stent Road is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Stent Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 05:19 Local Time
Thursday 07
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
10
15
20
25
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Stent Road

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

Wind History at Stent Road

Wind stats for Stent Road, 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 Stent Road. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Stent Road: