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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 clean conditions at Farewell Spit (calm at Whanganui Inlet 13 km from Farewell Spit). 0.8m 5 s period swell from NNW with an additional 0.5m 11 s period swell from W , plus 0.6m 3 s period wind swell from ESE
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Actual: 38 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
WSW
Clean
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Thursday 13 Dec 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 16.1 °C (Statistics for 13 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 16.1 max: 17.8 min: 14.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.4
WSW
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.5
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0.5
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0.4
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0.3
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0.3
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0.7
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1.7
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1.2
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0.4
W
1.4
WNW
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.7
NW
1.2
NW
1.3
NW
Period(s) (?)139131413131514141312121295517515151098
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)582853618660118103945552302782149758684746792225232
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
35
ESE
25
SE
30
SE
25
ESE
10
E
5
SE
5
N
10
NNW
5
SSE
10
ENE
20
NW
15
WSW
30
WNW
45
WNW
30
W
30
W
35
WNW
25
W
20
NNW
15
N
45
ESE
55
ESE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
2:21AM
2.75

2:43PM
2.84
3:07AM
2.63

3:30PM
2.72
3:58AM
2.53

4:22PM
2.63

4:55AM
2.48
5:20PM
2.59

5:58AM
2.50
6:21PM
2.62

6:59AM
2.59

7:20PM
2.70
7:56AM
2.74

8:15PM
2.84

Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:28AM
0.62

8:59PM
0.69
9:14AM
0.75

9:48PM
0.78
10:05AM
0.86

10:43PM
0.84
11:03AM
0.92

11:42PM
0.83
12:06PM
0.92

12:42AM
0.77

1:07PM
0.84
1:39AM
0.64

2:05PM
0.69
2:32AM
0.47

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)
2177-3---------------355
High °C
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Low °C
1615161616171617181717181819191717181717171716
Chill °C (?)
1513161715171717181817212118181717171616171614
Sunrise
-5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52---
Sunset
--8:53--8:53--8:54--8:55--8:55--8:57--8:58--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 29mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Thu night, min 15°C on Thu morning). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ESE on Thu morning, calm by Sat night).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Warm air temperatures (max 21°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Thu morning). Mainly near gales.

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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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