Back Beach (Taranaki) Guide

About Back Beach (Taranaki)

In winter (May to Oct) the best option is to be in the New Plymouth to Oakura area. There are many good reefs in New Plymouth but for a mellower surfing environment, it is recommended to drive down to Oakura. This is where most New Plymouth based surfers head for shelter when the strong SW winds blow, and the consistent waves of Back Beach regularly turn on the quality.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Back Beach (Taranaki)
  • High Tide Only High Tide Only
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • SW - N SW - N
  • Easterly Easterly
  • 8 3 Swell Range 3 - 8ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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