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The Pa ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5
Camping: 1.0

Overall: 2.5

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Surf Report Feed
The Pa break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

The Pa Surf Guide

The Pa in Wellington is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for .

The Pa Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
18.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Pa:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Pa occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Pa with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 92% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
92%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore The Pa Location Map

Interactive The Pa 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 The Pa is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Pa is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
The Pa Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 7 March 2021, 01:08 Local Time
SatSunday 07
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 1.5
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
1.8
NW
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 35
NNW 30
NW 30
NW 30
NW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at The Pa

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

Wind History at The Pa

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

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