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Cable Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.1

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Cable Bay photo

Cable Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Cables, Cable Bay photo

Cable Bay

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From 20,000 Feet, Cable Bay photo

Cable Bay

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Cable Bay from Pepin Island photo

Cable Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.7 °C

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Monday, 29 August 2016, 12:07 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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0.6
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Period (s) 5 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 10
W 15
WSW 15
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Wind State cross cross-
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Cable Bay in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a sheltered point break that has inconsistent surf 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 optimum swell angle is from the northwest. There is no point break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Rocks are a hazard.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Cable Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Airport, 20 km from Cable Bay.

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Current weather near Cable Bay

Overall Cable Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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Airports

  • 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.