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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: 'Body surfing' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
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1.8
WSW
25
E
E
1.0
E
1.5
WSW
0.6
WNW
13 s cross 5 s 13 s 8 s

Open ocean wave model on 7 May at 3 pm

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

Body surfing, Fletchers Beach
user: Rob Davies (852 photos)
photo taken at: 3:17 pm 7 May 2013

Body surfing

New Zealand | Fletchers Beach

Average rating: 2.3
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The local east windswell made for odd surf as it crossed the groundswell at right angles and then met itself bounding off the cliffs. Steep, unpredictable but great fun. No doubt it would have been better from Wharariki down the coast.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.