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The Glen ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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The Glen Spot ID

Fast Rights, The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Glen Low Water, The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Glen Rights, The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Winter surf at The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Whats really goin' On., The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Mark Nichols

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 20.3 °C

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 14:26 Local time
Wednesday 16Thu
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
E 5
Wind State cross-
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The Glen in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Best around mid tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cable Bay, 4 km from The Glen.

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The Glen Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Parautane Way Todds Valley wx, 5 km from The Glen.


Air temperature
21.4 °C

Current weather near The Glen

Overall The Glen Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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The Glen Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to The Glen is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Glen 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 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to The Glen and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
The Glen break location map and break info

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