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Fletchers Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.9

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Fletchers Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – West Coast, New Zealand)

Fletchers Beach Spot ID

Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Fletchers - Tiny summer swell, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

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Long lefts, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

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Body surfing, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

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Waiting for the tide to drop, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.0 °C

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Monday, 19 February 2018, 09:21 Local time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
WNW 30
WNW 30
NW 20
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Fletchers Beach in Nelson - West Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the south southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Does not handle onshore winds very well Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks are all lefts and in addition, there is also a left hand point break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Farewell Spit, 3 km from Fletchers Beach.

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Fletchers Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whanganui Inlet Pakawau wx, 11 km from Fletchers Beach.


Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
17.7 °C

Current weather near Fletchers Beach

Overall Fletchers Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Fletchers Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fletchers Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 197 km (122 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Fletchers Beach and is 198 km (123 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fletchers Beach, Nelson - West Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Fletchers Beach sea temperature, Fletchers Beach photographs, Fletchers Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fletchers Beach webcams, current wind from Nelson - West Coast live weather stations and Fletchers Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Fletchers Beach.