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Whatarangi Bombora ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Whatarangi Bombora Surf Guide

Whatarangi Bombora in the Waiararpa is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers and there is also a left hand point break. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Whatarangi Bombora Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Whatarangi Bombora:

The best conditions reported for surf at Whatarangi Bombora occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Whatarangi Bombora with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in February while 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% 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 Whatarangi Bombora 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 Whatarangi Bombora is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Whatarangi Bombora is Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand, 62 km (39 miles) away.

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Whatarangi Bombora Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 21:45 Local Time
SatSunday 09
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 20
NNW 20
NNW 25
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Swell History at Whatarangi Bombora

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

Wind History at Whatarangi Bombora

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

Whatarangi Bombora Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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mark slash from New Zealand
“A true bombora juice 'n slow mov'n on high tide fast n hollow on low once u go bombora u dont ever want 2 surf any thing else. A must surf always bigger 'n better than it looks . bombora omfg .”

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