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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 Photo: 'Long period swell' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.8
WSW
10
SE
SE
0.3
SSE
1.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
13 s cross-
off
2 s 13 s 18 s

Open ocean wave model on 14 May at 12 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Fletchers Beach around the time the photo was taken

Long period swell, Fletchers Beach
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 12:24 pm 14 May 2014

Long period swell

New Zealand | Fletchers Beach

Average rating: 3.0
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Around mid tide. Long period swells give nice gaps between waves and sets and because of the potential for backwash off the cliffs here, that makes for better quality surf.