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Whareama ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Whareama Surf Guide

Whareama in the Waiararpa is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Whareama Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whareama:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whareama occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Whareama 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 31% of the time in August while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
32%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Whareama Location Map

Interactive Whareama 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 Whareama is Masterton Airport (MRO) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whareama is Palmerston North Airport (PMR), also in New Zealand, 88 km (55 miles) away.

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Whareama Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 17 April 2021, 20:27 Local Time
SatSunday 18
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.9
S
1.7
S
1.5
S
1.1
SSE
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
WNW 10
WNW 5
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off glass

Swell History at Whareama

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

Wind History at Whareama

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

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