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Waimarie ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Waimarie Spot ID

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Type: beach/river bar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WNW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.6 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 15:19 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
W 5
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Waimarie in North West Coast is an exposed beach/river bar break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Little Wanganui, 8 km from Waimarie.

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Waimarie Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Ghost Lake - Old Ghost Road, 32 km from Waimarie.


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Current weather near Waimarie

Overall Waimarie Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Waimarie is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 47 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waimarie is Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Third is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand is 164 km (102 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waimarie and is 232 km (144 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Waimarie, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Waimarie sea temperature, Waimarie photographs, Waimarie detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waimarie webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Waimarie 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 Waimarie.