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Tahunanui bar Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.1 °C

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Thursday, 23 November 2017, 09:28 Local time
Thursday 23
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 11 2 2 3
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 15
NNE 15
NNE 10
Wind State on on on cross-

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Tahunanui bar in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a fairly exposed sandbar break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The sandbar breaks peel to the left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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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 Nelson Airport, 2 km from Tahunanui bar.


Air temperature
12 °C

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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.