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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: 'Shelter from the wind' by Rob Davies

3 hours
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours

15 s cross-
15 s 3 s

Open ocean wave model on 18 August at 3 pm

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

Shelter from the wind, Fletchers Beach
user: Rob Davies (825 photos)
photo taken at: 1:54 pm 18 Aug 2014

Shelter from the wind

New Zealand | Fletchers Beach

Average rating: 2.0
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Nice waves at Fletchers that were cleaner inside than at the take-off rock because of shelter from the west wind. Generally shoulder to head-high but some bigger waves broke wide, peeling beyond the rocks at the east end of the bay. I had to be really careful to kick off before I ran out of beach. The combination of wind/swell could easily have left no alternative but to paddle out and drift to Farewell Spit. Even exiting inside the bay was tricky as there was a strong rip going out at the east side.