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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: 'Out going spring tide' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.8
WSW
30
SW
SW
1.2
WSW
1.4
WSW
0.8
W
15 s cross-
off
6 s 15 s 15 s

Open ocean wave model on 17 May at 3 pm

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

Out going spring tide, Fletchers Beach
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 2:04 pm 17 May 2014

Out going spring tide

New Zealand | Fletchers Beach

Average rating: 3.0
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Smaller than expected. The wind forecast was right (quite a strong cross-off); the swell period was as expected (say 15 seconds) but the sets were far apart and only shoulder high and the tide had to fall quite far before anything peeled (after this image). Dolphins, rays, seals and even a small shark all visited the bay to add interest.