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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.9 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 14:34 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 5 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
ESE 10
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
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Tahunanui bar in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a reasonably exposed sandbar break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northwest. The sandbar breaks peel to the left. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Nelson, New Zealand, 2 km from Tahunanui bar.

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Tahunanui bar Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Mapua Nelson wx, 3 km from Tahunanui bar.


Air temperature
20.1 °C

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Overall Tahunanui bar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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