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Fox River ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Fox River Spot ID

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Type: beach/River Bar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 15:54 Local time
Tuesday 16Wed
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 13 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 25
W 5
WNW 15
ENE 25
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Fox River on the West Coast is a fairly exposed beach/River Bar break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Carters Beach, 34 km from Fox River.

moderate winds from the WSW

Air temperature
12.9 °C

Current weather near Fox River

Overall Fox River Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Fox River is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fox River is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 173 km (107 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Fox River and is 214 km (133 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Fox River, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Fox River sea temperature, Fox River photographs, Fox River detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fox River webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Fox River tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Fox River.