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Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell ENE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.0 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:29 Local time
Wednesday 12
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
N 15
N 10
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Onekaka in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed beach break. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Surfable in an onshore breeze The short fetch makes for windswells rather than groundswells and the ideal wave angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The location means that it never gets crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Collingwood, New Zealand, 10 km from Onekaka.

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Onekaka Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rockville wx, 9 km from Onekaka.


Air temperature
21.7 °C

Current weather near Onekaka

Overall Onekaka Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Onekaka:

  • Closest city location
    47 mi
  • Second closest city location
    84 mi
  • Third closest city location
    114 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    115 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    119 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Onekaka is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 75 km (47 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Onekaka is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 145 km (90 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Onekaka and is 192 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Onekaka, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Onekaka sea temperature, Onekaka photographs, Onekaka detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Onekaka webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Onekaka 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 Onekaka.