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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 The cross-on wind has turned onshore at Wharariki Beach (light winds from the NNE at Whanganui Inlet 9 km from Wharariki Beach). 3.0m 9 s period wind swell from N is too big
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Actual: 39 min ago

Light
11 km/h
NNE
Onshore
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 18 Jan 2018 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 19.9 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 17.9 max: 19.9 min: 15.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3
N
2.1
N
1.4
NW
1.2
NW
0.6
W
0.7
NW
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.9
NNW
0.4
W
0.6
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0.7
W
0.6
W
1.5
WNW
0.4
WSW
0.5
W
0.5
W
Period(s) (?)10910915814141313131212126161615155141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)15946683962461706310362603253524745508418822715796689693
Wind
(km/h)
25
N
20
N
0
SSE
15
ESE
20
N
10
NW
20
NNW
35
NW
25
W
20
NW
25
NW
15
WNW
5
N
15
ENE
5
NW
5
N
25
WNW
25
WNW
30
WNW
40
WNW
35
W
15
W
20
WNW
Wind State(?)ononglasscross-
off
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
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crossglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
11:49AM
3.17

12:06AM
3.06
12:25PM
3.20

12:41AM
3.06
1:00PM
3.19

1:17AM
3.04

1:36PM
3.16
1:55AM
2.99

2:13PM
3.09
2:35AM
2.92

2:55PM
3.01
3:21AM
2.84

3:43PM
2.91

4:15AM
2.77

Low Tide
/ height (m)

6:00PM
0.32

6:13AM
0.27
6:36PM
0.30

6:48AM
0.28

7:12PM
0.31
7:23AM
0.32

7:48PM
0.34
8:01AM
0.39

8:28PM
0.40
8:42AM
0.48

9:11PM
0.47
9:28AM
0.58

10:01PM
0.54
10:24AM
0.67

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 showers
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moderate rain
partially cloudy
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Summary
risk thund- derrisk thund- derclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearmod. rainsome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
75---2-----7-8---------
High °C
2121212020212020212121212020212121212121212223
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2121212020212020212121212020212121212121212223
Sunrise
6:18--6:20--6:20--6:22--6:24--6:24--6:26--6:26-
Sunset
-8:58--8:58--8:57--8:55--8:55--8:54--8:53--8:53
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Thu morning, min 19°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (calm on Thu night, fresh winds from the WNW by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Thu afternoon, min 19°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (calm on Mon morning, strong winds from the W by Wed afternoon).

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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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