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Farewell Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Farewell Spit (calm at Whanganui Inlet Pakawau wx 13 km from Farewell Spit). 1.9m 10 s period swell from NW with an additional 1.0m 10 s period swell from W
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Actual: 29 min ago

Calm
5.6 km/h
W
Glassy
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 NZDT

Farewell Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Farewell Spit sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 27 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.7 min: 12.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)101010101091361010698991310161514677
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)97165927516290176578266538433639713522912365069893109376024452314442704776
Wind
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5 SE5
10 NNE10
15 ESE15
10 ESE10
20 WNW20
25 WNW25
25 NW25
25 WNW25
25 W25
30 WSW30
50 W50
30 W30
60 W60
65 WSW65
75 WNW75
65 W65
55 WSW55
40 WSW40
35 WSW35
45 W45
45 WSW45
55 W55
55 W55
Wind State(?)glassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

3:23PM
2.66
3:46AM
2.52

4:19PM
2.51

4:49AM
2.39
5:29PM
2.43

6:04AM
2.36
6:41PM
2.47

7:15AM
2.45

7:44PM
2.61
8:12AM
2.62

8:37PM
2.80
9:02AM
2.83

9:21PM
3.02
9:44AM
3.05

Low Tide
/ height (m)


9:37PM
0.85
10:00AM
0.89

10:36PM
0.99
11:05AM
1.00

11:49PM
1.03
12:19PM
1.00

1:01AM
0.96

1:27PM
0.90
2:01AM
0.80

2:23PM
0.72
2:51AM
0.59

3:10PM
0.52
3:35AM
0.36


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Farewell Spit blow from the S.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
7:09--7:07--7:07--7:05--7:03--7:01--7:00--6:58-
Sunset
-7:30--7:30--7:31--7:32--7:34--7:35--7:36--7:37
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Wed night). Winds increasing (calm on Wed afternoon, strong winds from the W by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Sun morning). Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Sun night, fresh winds from the WSW by Tue morning).

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Information about the Farewell Spit Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Farewell Spit provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Farewell Spit can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Farewell Spit surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Farewell Spit) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Farewell Spit may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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