Cable Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0
Accommodation: 5.0

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Cable Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

Cable Bay photo

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Cables, Cable Bay photo

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From 20,000 Feet, Cable Bay photo

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Cable Bay from Pepin Island photo

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Cable Bay Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.2 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 15:03 Local time

Tuesday 31
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 2 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
N 20
Wind State cross-
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Cable Bay in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a sheltered point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from west winds. Able to handle light onshore wind Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. No point break here. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Sometimes crowded. Rocks are a hazard.

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Live Weather:

At Nelson Airport, 20 km from Cable Bay.

moderate winds from the SW

Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near Cable Bay

Overall Cable Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Cable Bay:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Delaware Bay Point 1 mi
Second closest break Delaware Bay (East end) 2 mi
Third closest break The Glen 2 mi
Fourth closest break Schnappers Point 3 mi
Fifth closest break Magnets 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Cable Bay:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4417 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4470 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4713 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4774 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 4926 mi

Tide stations nearest to Cable Bay:

Closest tide station Nelson 11 mi
Second closest tide station Croiselles, South Island 16 mi
Third closest tide station Richmond 17 mi
Fourth closest tide station Mapua 17 mi
Fifth closest tide station Elaine Bay 20 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Cable Bay:

Closest ski area Rainbow (New Zealand) 57 mi
Second closest ski area Mount Lyford (New Zealand) 89 mi
Third closest ski area Hanmer (New Zealand) 92 mi
Fourth closest ski area Manganui (New Zealand) 133 mi
Fifth closest ski area Temple Basin (New Zealand) 154 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Cable Bay:

Closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 11 mi
Second closest city location Blenheim (New Zealand) 37 mi
Third closest city location Wellington (New Zealand) 71 mi
Fourth closest city location Porirua (New Zealand) 75 mi
Fifth closest city location Lower Hutt (New Zealand) 78 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Cable Bay is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 22 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Cable Bay is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Cable Bay and is 166 km (103 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cable Bay, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Cable Bay sea temperature, Cable Bay photographs, Cable Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cable Bay webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Cable Bay tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cable Bay.


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