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Wanganui River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Wanganui River Mouth Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

Wanganui River Mouth break guidePhoto by: paul c.

Wanganui River Mouth Surf Guide

Wanganui River Mouth in Wanganui-Manawatu is a quite exposed River Mouth break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks consists of lefts. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips and river traffic.

Wanganui River Mouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Wanganui River Mouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Wanganui River Mouth 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 Wanganui River Mouth (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Wanganui River Mouth 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 Wanganui River Mouth Location Map

Interactive Wanganui River Mouth 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 Wanganui River Mouth is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Wanganui River Mouth is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 68 km (42 miles) away.

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Wanganui River Mouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 05:36 Local Time
Friday 16
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 25
WNW 25
WNW 30
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Swell History at Wanganui River Mouth

Surf stats for Wanganui River Mouth, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Wanganui River Mouth

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

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