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West Shore Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.5

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West Shore Beach Surf Guide

West Shore Beach in Hawkes Bay is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working.

West Shore Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
17.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing West Shore Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at West Shore Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf West Shore Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing West Shore Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 16% of the time in January while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 62% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
16%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
22%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
62%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore West Shore Beach Location Map

Interactive West Shore Beach 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 West Shore Beach is Taupo Airport (TUO) in New Zealand, 106 km (66 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to West Shore Beach is Gisborne Airport (GIS), also in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away.

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West Shore Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 12:25 Local Time
Tuesday 20
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.1
E
0.2
E
0.1
E
0.1
E
Period (s) 6 7 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 10
ENE 10
N 15
NNE
Wind State glass on cross-
on
on

Swell History at West Shore Beach

Surf stats for West Shore Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at West Shore Beach

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

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