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The Point (nr Wainui) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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The Point (nr Wainui) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

The Point (nr Wainui) Surf Guide

The Point (nr Wainui) in Wanganui-Manawatu is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

The Point (nr Wainui) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Point (nr Wainui):

The best conditions reported for surf at The Point (nr Wainui) occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing The Point (nr Wainui) 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 12% of the time in August while 41% 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).

Explore The Point (nr Wainui) Location Map

Interactive The Point (nr Wainui) 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 Point (nr Wainui) is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to The Point (nr Wainui) is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 92 km (57 miles) away.

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The Point (nr Wainui) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 14:12 Local Time
Thursday 22Fri
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
WNW 15
NW 15
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Swell History at The Point (nr Wainui)

Surf stats for The Point (nr Wainui), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at The Point (nr Wainui)

Wind stats for The Point (nr Wainui), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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