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

Overall: 3.7

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Larsen Street Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Larsen Street Spot ID

Larsen Street, big swell photo

Larsen Street

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Friday, 9 October 2015, 19:46 Local time
Friday 09Sat
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 20
SW 20
SW 25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Larsen Street on the West Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tauranga Bay, 4 km from Larsen Street.

IS AT (local time)

Larsen Street Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westport Airport, 6 km from Larsen Street.

fresh winds from the WSW

Air temperature
14.1 °C

Current weather near Larsen Street

Overall Larsen Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Larsen Street Location Maps

Larsen Street Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Larsen Street:

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Wave buoys nearest to Larsen Street:

Tide stations nearest to Larsen Street:

  • Closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    50 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Hokitika River Bar
    72 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    90 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    90 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Larsen Street:

  • Closest ski area
    Rainbow (New Zealand)
    71 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Temple Basin (New Zealand)
    81 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Hanmer (New Zealand)
    85 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Craigieburn (New Zealand)
    95 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Broken River (New Zealand)
    96 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Larsen Street:

  • Closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    98 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Blenheim (New Zealand)
    128 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    139 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Wellington (New Zealand)
    173 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Porirua (New Zealand)
    179 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Larsen Street is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Larsen Street is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 153 km (95 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Larsen Street and is 212 km (132 miles) away.
Larsen Street break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Larsen Street, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Larsen Street sea temperature, Larsen Street photographs, Larsen Street detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Larsen Street webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Larsen Street 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 Larsen Street.