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Robin Hood Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.7

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Robin Hood Bay Spot ID

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Robin Hood Bay

Photo credit: Kevin Toughey

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.7 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 07:53 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 15 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 25
NW 20
NW 25
Wind State off off off off

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Robin Hood Bay in Nelson is a fairly exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Summer in particular tends to be flat. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Rarely crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Port Underwood, New Zealand, 6 km from Robin Hood Bay.

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Robin Hood Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Picton, 12 km from Robin Hood Bay.


Air temperature
10.9 °C

Current weather near Robin Hood Bay

Overall Robin Hood Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Robin Hood Bay Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Robin Hood Bay is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Robin Hood Bay is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Robin Hood Bay and is 138 km (86 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Robin Hood Bay, Kaikoura and Marlborough. Use the tab navigation above to view Robin Hood Bay sea temperature, Robin Hood Bay photographs, Robin Hood Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Robin Hood Bay webcams, current wind from Kaikoura and Marlborough live weather stations and Robin Hood Bay 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 Robin Hood Bay.