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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 and overhead' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
2.1
WSW
20
WSW
WSW

2.0
WSW
0.8
WSW
15 s cross-
off
15 s 18 s

Open ocean wave model on 19 May at 12 pm

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

Long period and overhead, Fletchers Beach
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 12:10 pm 19 May 2014

Long period and overhead

New Zealand | Fletchers Beach

Average rating: 2.0
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The swell had such a long period that Fletchers held bigger waves than usual - say a foot or two overhead and very consistent despite a bit of cross-breeze. There is always a lot of marine life here (dolphins on previous 2 visits) and on my fourth wave there was a 2m shark (Bronze whaler?) in the wall of unbroken wave just ahead of me. Spooky and certainly big enough for me to turn and aim for the shore and cut the session short.