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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 Still cross-shore at Farewell Spit (light winds from the W at Whanganui Inlet Pakawau wx 13 km from Farewell Spit). 0.7m 16 s period swell from W with 0.8m 5 s period wind swell from WNW
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Actual: 39 min ago

Light
14.8 km/h
W
Cross-Shore
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Friday 24 Nov 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 15.9 °C (Statistics for 24 Nov 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.3 min: 13.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
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Period(s) (?)161514141313121212121111418161514141315141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)82113696460313129272625241455831211066660113656032
Wind
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35
WNW
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ESE
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NNE
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High Tide
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2:44AM
2.66

3:09PM
2.73
3:34AM
2.55

4:02PM
2.64

4:34AM
2.50
5:02PM
2.62

5:39AM
2.52
6:06PM
2.67

6:44AM
2.63

7:08PM
2.79
7:44AM
2.81

8:04PM
2.97
8:38AM
3.03

8:57PM
3.16
Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:37PM
0.68
8:52AM
0.73

9:24PM
0.78
9:44AM
0.83

10:22PM
0.83
10:44AM
0.89

11:25PM
0.82
11:50AM
0.87

12:29AM
0.72
12:54PM
0.77

1:28AM
0.56

1:53PM
0.59
2:22AM
0.36

2:46PM
0.39

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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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
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Sunset
8:35--8:36--8:37--8:37--8:39--8:40--8:42--8:43-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Mon night, min 15°C on Fri afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Fri afternoon, calm by Sun night).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Tue morning, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the S by Tue night).

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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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