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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: 'Cave at Fletchers' by Rob Davies

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Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
12 s cross 7 s 12 s 7 s

Open ocean wave model on 5 June at 3 pm

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

Cave at Fletchers, Fletchers Beach
user: Rob Davies (852 photos)
photo taken at: 4:13 pm 5 Jun 2013

Cave at Fletchers

New Zealand | Fletchers Beach

Average rating: 3.2
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From the 50m wide cave at Fletchers, home to many Fur seals and their pups. Mostly head-high surf but a bit choppy/lumpy considering the strong offshore wind. I think the easterly of the night before had whipped up a residual local swell. Improved a lot after mid-tide (incoming) but it was getting dark then.

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.