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Pohara Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: rarely breaks

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.4 °C

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Saturday, 20 July 2019, 17:06 Local time
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Wind (km/h) 5
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Pohara Beach in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a very sheltered beach break. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Handles onshore winds better than most spots Short period wind swells are the rule and the best wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. The location means that it never gets crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Motupipi Inlet, New Zealand, 2 km from Pohara Beach.

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Pohara Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Marahau, 22 km from Pohara Beach.

wind obs. (7 kph from 236 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
11.1 °C

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Town and city forecasts close to Pohara Beach:

  • Closest city location
    37 mi
  • Second closest city location
    73 mi
  • Third closest city location
    104 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    105 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    109 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pohara Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pohara Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 148 km (92 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand is 171 km (106 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Pohara Beach and is 178 km (111 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Pohara Beach, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Pohara Beach sea temperature, Pohara Beach photographs, Pohara Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Pohara Beach webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Pohara Beach 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 Pohara Beach.