Larsen Street Spot ID
Photo credit: Rob Davies
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell WSW | Wind SE
Sea Temperature Today is: 14.3 °C
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.
Overall Larsen Street Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May
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- 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.
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.