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Whangaehu River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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Whangaehu River Mouth Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Wanganui and the Manawatu, New Zealand)

Whangaehu River Mouth Surf Guide

Whangaehu River Mouth in Wanganui-Manawatu is a quite exposed River Mouth break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach breaks offer left-handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

Whangaehu River Mouth Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whangaehu River Mouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whangaehu River Mouth occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Whangaehu River Mouth (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whangaehu 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 3% of the time in August while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 67% 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).

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Interactive Whangaehu 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 Whangaehu River Mouth is Wanganui Airport (WAG) in New Zealand, 12 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whangaehu River Mouth is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 53 km (33 miles) away.

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Whangaehu River Mouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 13:58 Local Time
Wednesday 12Thu
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 8 8 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
SE 30
ESE 25
SE 25
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Whangaehu River Mouth

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

Wind History at Whangaehu River Mouth

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

Whangaehu River Mouth Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s32.8
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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DEAN SMITH from New Zealand
“Hi. I have found Whangaehu river forecast great value as I am a keen fishman & live at Turakina beach. The detail & forecasts very reliable. The only forecast I look at. Keep the good work up.
Thanks, Dean.”

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