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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. Three swells in the west coast mixer on Saturday leading to double-ups and set waves that were pushing double-overhead at the most exposed spots. Clean conditions with some great waves on offer but not without enduring a few beatings. Sunny and warm after a 3 degree start.
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 22 Sep 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 13.5 °C (Statistics for 22 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.3 max: 14.6 min: 11.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.8
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1
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0.9
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2
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1.9
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1
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1.2
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2
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2.2
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1.8
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1.3
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1.6
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1.1
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0.4
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1.3
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1.2
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2.3
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2.5
NW
2.4
WNW
Period(s) (?)10181716161516151414888891591445689
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)122621443210517424706831746189126778448589453682881119194696767455815834
Wind
(km/h)
10
N
5
WNW
20
WSW
50
W
40
W
25
W
35
W
40
WSW
15
SSW
50
WSW
50
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45
WSW
50
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35
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WSW
40
W
25
SW
15
WSW
40
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35
WNW
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NW
40
WNW
40
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Wind State(?)onglasscross-
off
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

8:29PM
2.88
8:50AM
2.88

9:07PM
3.04
9:27AM
3.03

9:43PM
3.18
10:02AM
3.16

10:17PM
3.28
10:36AM
3.25

10:52PM
3.33
11:11AM
3.28

11:27PM
3.32
11:47AM
3.27

12:04AM
3.26

12:26PM
3.20

Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:42AM
0.53

2:57PM
0.47

3:19AM
0.37
3:33PM
0.33

3:54AM
0.23
4:08PM
0.22

4:28AM
0.13
4:43PM
0.16

5:02AM
0.09
5:18PM
0.14

5:37AM
0.10
5:55PM
0.18

6:15AM
0.16

6:34PM
0.27

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
1112131312141110111112121210101110101111141413
Chill °C (?)
111212121012106978889877999111111
Sunrise
--6:16--6:15--6:13--6:11--6:09--6:07--6:07--
Sunset
6:24--6:25--6:27--6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30--6:31-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sun afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat night, near gales from the WSW by Tue afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat morning, min 10°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the WSW by Fri morning).

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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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