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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). 1.4m 18 s period swell from W with an additional 0.6m 13 s period swell from W , plus 0.6m 7 s period wind swell from NW
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Actual: 21 min ago

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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 20 Sep 2017 NZST

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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 20 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.6 min: 11.9 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)151918171613149886516151469101110101011
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)159446741861912917850203122100214712551753268206695156512781325953442629
Wind
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15 NE15
20 NE20
25 NNE25
15 WNW15
10 N10
15 SE15
15 SW15
5 SE5
0 SSE0
30 W30
45 W45
30 W30
30 W30
40 W40
25 WNW25
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30 W30
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25 WSW25
20 E20
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:47AM
3.31

10:06PM
3.44
10:28AM
3.37

10:45PM
3.44
11:06AM
3.36

11:23PM
3.38
11:42AM
3.29

11:59PM
3.26

12:19PM
3.17
12:36AM
3.09

12:57PM
3.02
1:14AM
2.90

1:37PM
2.84
1:57AM
2.70


Low Tide
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3:55PM
0.06

4:19AM
-0.01
4:35PM
0.03

4:57AM
-0.00
5:13PM
0.07

5:33AM
0.06
5:51PM
0.16

6:09AM
0.19

6:27PM
0.30
6:46AM
0.35

7:06PM
0.48
7:24AM
0.53

7:47PM
0.67
8:08AM
0.72

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
6:22--6:20--6:18--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11--6:09-
Sunset
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 24mm), heaviest during Wed night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Wed morning). Winds increasing (calm on Fri night, strong winds from the W by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Mon morning. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Sun afternoon, min 11°C on Wed morning). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Sun afternoon, calm 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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