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New Zealand Surf Reports and Surf Forecasts

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Conditions Summary
 Greymouth
Star Star
3ft 13secs 244° 1mph S - Cross/offshore - 185°
 Westport
Star Star Star
6ft 13secs 239° 5mph SW - Offshore - 227°
 Raglan
Star Grey Star Grey Star
4ft 13secs 241° 9mph WSW - Onshore - 248°
 Lyall Bay
Star Star Star Grey Star
9.5ft 11secs 195° 12mph W - Cross shore - 268°
 Castlepoint
Star Grey Star
8.5ft 11secs 191° 12mph WSW - Offshore - 241°
 Napier
Grey Star
4ft 9secs 159° 13mph SW - Offshore - 221°
 Mount Maunganui
 
1.5ft 12secs 128° 13mph WSW - Offshore - 242°
Add a New Surf SpotRegional Overview
Composed of North and South islands. Ludicrously long uncrowded points, reefs and beach breaks deliver waves year-round from the Roaring 40s as swells pump up from the Antarctic. This variegated, island coastline invariably offers options whatever the wind and swell are doing, with the West coast rarely flat, but can be too big or too windy and the easy coast less consistent but predominantly offshore and lit up by cyclone season swells. Winter being the most consistent period with swell arriving with wind from the south and east. In summer the occasional north-east swell will swing down the pacific. The North Island is warmer but less consistent than the south. Temperatures vary from sub tropical in to chilly accordingly 10-20°C or 50-68°F. The indigenous Maori first surfed here prior to being banned by overzealous missionaries, Duke Kahanamoku then reinvigorated the scene in 1915.
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Local News
News Image McKean at Shipstern
NOT so long ago wipeouts like this were considered impossible to survive, James McKean at Shipstern.
News Image The Fatal Shore
TASMANIAN devils with tiger blood pumping through their veins getting all dark and moody at the bottom of the earth.
News Image Looking West
TRIPPING west to find the next Shipstern only finds clean air, good surf and a renewed sense of adventure.
News Image Stern Times
BOOMING again - Shipstern lights up for locals as the world watches South Africa - only 10 guys were willing and able.
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