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Inner Cut ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Inner Cut Spot ID

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Inner Cut

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Inner Cut photo

Inner Cut

Photo credit: Dave Scranney

Inner Cut photo

Inner Cut

Photo credit: Dave Scranney

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Inner Cut

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 19.7 °C

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Thursday, 11 February 2016, 04:49 Local time
Thursday 11
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 16 16 15 16
Wind (km/h) 10
S 10
S 5
SSE 10
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

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The Cut-Nelson Harbour in Nelson is a fairly exposed reef break that has unreliable waves. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the north. A right hand reef break. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nelson, New Zealand, 1 km from Inner Cut.

IS AT (local time)

Inner Cut Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Airport, 3 km from Inner Cut.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Inner Cut

Overall Inner Cut Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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The rose diagram describes how often and how strongly the wind blows from different dir... (show all text)

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Inner Cut Location Maps

Inner Cut Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Inner Cut:


  • The closest passenger airport to The Cut-Nelson Harbour is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Cut-Nelson Harbour is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 150 km (93 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to The Cut-Nelson Harbour and is 150 km (93 miles) away.
Inner Cut break location map and break info

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

New for December 2015: Use the [+][-] and arrow controls in the forecast maps to zoom right into your local area. (Dans le site de fr bientôt.) En el sitio web es pronto. (No site do pt breve.)