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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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Farewell Spit Surf Photo: 'Pilot Whales at Puponga' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 4 February at 6 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Farewell Spit around the time the photo was taken

Pilot Whales at Puponga, Farewell Spit
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 8:01 pm 4 Feb 2011

Pilot Whales at Puponga

New Zealand | Farewell Spit

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The inside of Farewell Spit probably sees more whale strandings than anywhere else in the world. Volunteers keep a pod of 80 pilot whales from overheating on a hot summer day. Wet sheets help protect from the sun and moats are dug around each whale and filled with cool water. On this occasion, most of the whales survived.