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Weld Road Surf Guide

Weld Road in Taranaki is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Weld Road Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Weld Road:

The best conditions reported for surf at Weld Road occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Weld 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 33% of the time in March while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
53%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Weld Road Location Map

Interactive Weld 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 Weld Road is New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Zealand, which is 46 km (29 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Weld Road is Wanganui Airport (WAG), also in New Zealand, 133 km (83 miles) away.

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Weld Road Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 04:59 Local Time
Thursday 07
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
2.4
SW
Period (s) 15 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
10
15
15
20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Weld Road

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

Wind History at Weld Road

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

    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Weld Road: