Wanganui River Estuary

Wanganui River Estuary

Whanganui • New Zealand New Zealand
190
windy days
/ year
Water type
river
Beach type
Crowd
Rider level
Tide dependent
Waves
none

Overview

By the Wanganui Sailing Club, facilities at Club. Best 3 hours either side of high tide. Wind: NW,W,SW. S is good for the speed bar at low tide on another side of the river.

Hire School: Available at the Wind Shed.

The river is sailable in any wind, however, tides are critical, maybe 2-3 hrs either side of high. Also, the tide tends to bring down a lot of wood at times. The river can be polluted at times. Site of the Masters Games windsurfing (alternate years).
http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=wanganuitides

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Dangers

Out for logs which float down river especially after rain.

It is your responsability to check whether kitesurfing is allowed at the spot; you might need a 'special permit' or membership from a local kite organization, etc. Local rules can change. Respect others - kiters or not; kite safely and enjoy the wind!

Facilities

Wind Stats

  • Jan
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  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
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  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • ok
  • Windy days*:
  • 15
  • 10
  • 13
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18
  • 18
  • 19
  • 21
  • 18
  • 16
  • Wind Direction:
  • No data available.
  • Av. Wind Speed (knts):
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • Kite Season:
  • Av. Temperature:
  • 18
  • 18
  • 16
  • 15
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 17

* with min. 4 bft (12 knt) wind, without thermal wind stats

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