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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 Recent cross-onshore wind has turned cross-shore at Wharariki Beach (moderate winds from the W at Farewell Spit, Golden Bay 28 km from Wharariki Beach). 3.5m 11 s period wind swell from W is too big
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21 km away, 1 h 49 min ago

Moderate
24 km/h
W
8.1
13.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Monday 25 Jun 2018 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 13.3 °C (Statistics for 25 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.0 max: 15.0 min: 13.1 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5
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1.9
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Period(s) (?)8161512131311109988815141413689988
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)866400538653871245611425733541601271168258471509458138574690157161157
Wind
(km/h)
45
WSW
40
WSW
45
WSW
55
SW
25
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15
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10
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SSE
10
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ESE
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40
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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8:19PM
2.90
8:37AM
2.87

9:02PM
2.97
9:20AM
2.92

9:43PM
3.04
10:00AM
2.96

10:22PM
3.09
10:38AM
2.99

10:59PM
3.11
11:16AM
2.98

11:37PM
3.10
11:54AM
2.95

12:14AM
3.07


Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:03PM
0.52
2:29AM
0.58

2:48PM
0.46

3:13AM
0.51
3:29PM
0.41

3:54AM
0.45
4:08PM
0.37

4:32AM
0.41
4:46PM
0.35

5:11AM
0.39
5:24PM
0.36

5:48AM
0.41

6:01PM
0.40
6:27AM
0.45

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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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
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Sunset
-5:09--5:09--5:09--5:10--5:10--5:12--5:12--5:12
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 12°C on Tue afternoon, min 10°C on Mon afternoon). Winds decreasing (gales from the WSW on Mon night, calm by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat night, min 11°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the WSW by Sun 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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