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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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Surf Report Feed

Current weather conditions and live observations for Farewell Spit based on the nearest weather station observations (including METAR, SYNOP, ship and quickscat wind data). This is the most reliable place on to see what is happening with the weather in Farewell Spit right now. Also check out the current weather map overlays on our dynamic weather maps.

Current Weather near Farewell Spit

as reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather Station WeatherWindTemp.Visibility
Visibility /

Whanganui Inlet

13 km SSW95 m above sea level

31 minutes ago
0 SW0
(0 km/h at 235°)
15.9 °C-

Whanganui Inlet Pakawau wx

13 km SSW105 m above sea level

1 hour ago
partially cloudy
Partly Cloudy
0 N0
(0 km/h at 0°)
14.7 °C16


13 km SSW100 m above sea level

2 hours ago
wind obs. (0 kph from 235 degs) was rejected
(- km/h at -°)
14 °C-

Farewell Spit, Golden Bay

21 km ESE3 m above sea level

3 hours ago
no report
10 WSW10
light winds from the WSW
(9 km/h at 250°)
14.7 °C-
no observation

Rockville wx

27 km S49 m above sea level

54 minutes ago
0 S0
(2.1 km/h at 177°)
17.3 °C16

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to Farewell Spit and within an acceptable time window.