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Schnappers Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.4

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Schnappers Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

Schnappers Point Spot ID

6+, Schnappers Point photo

Schnappers Point

Photo credit: Local Boy

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Schnappers Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Cyclone swell at Schnappers, Schnappers Point photo

Schnappers Point

Photo credit: Grant Curtis

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.5 °C

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Friday, 1 July 2016, 01:56 Local time
Friday 01
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 8 - 8
Wind (km/h) 15
S 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
off off glass

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Schnappers Point in Nelson is an exposed point break that has quite reliable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Rarely crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cable Bay, 5 km from Schnappers Point.

IS AT (local time)

Schnappers Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Airport, 16 km from Schnappers Point.

light winds from the SE

Air temperature
3 °C

Current weather near Schnappers Point

Overall Schnappers Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Wave buoys nearest to Schnappers Point:

Tide stations nearest to Schnappers Point:

  • Closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Croiselles, South Island
    19 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Schnappers Point:

  • Closest ski area
    55 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Mount Lyford
    88 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    90 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    135 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Temple Basin
    151 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Schnappers Point:

  • Closest city location
    9 mi
  • Second closest city location
    39 mi
  • Third closest city location
    74 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    77 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Lower Hutt
    81 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Schnappers Point is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Schnappers Point is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Schnappers Point and is 161 km (100 miles) away.
Schnappers Point break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Schnappers Point, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Schnappers Point sea temperature, Schnappers Point photographs, Schnappers Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Schnappers Point webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Schnappers Point 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 Schnappers Point.