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TheFences ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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TheFences Spot ID

Surf default break image

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell W | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.9 °C

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Monday, 24 February 2020, 03:40 Local time
Monday 24
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
ESE 20
Wind State cross-

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TheFences in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. There is a right hand reef break. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nukumaru Rock, 1 km from TheFences.

IS AT (local time)

TheFences Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rapanui, 21 km from TheFences.

light winds from the SSE

Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near TheFences

Overall TheFences Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February


Surf stats for TheFences: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for TheFences: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

TheFences Location Maps

TheFences Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to TheFences:

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Wave buoys nearest to TheFences:

Tide stations nearest to TheFences:

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Whanganui River Entrance
    17 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    20 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    29 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Manawatu River Entrance
    50 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to TheFences is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to TheFences is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 94 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 119 km (74 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to TheFences and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
TheFences break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for TheFences, Wanganui-Manawatu. Use the tab navigation above to view TheFences sea temperature, TheFences photographs, TheFences detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, TheFences webcams, current wind from Wanganui-Manawatu live weather stations and TheFences 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 TheFences.