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Wharariki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Wharariki Beach

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End of Summer, Wharariki Beach photo

Wharariki Beach

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Spring Tide Wharariki, Wharariki Beach photo

Wharariki Beach

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Wharariki Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.0 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 07:55 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 30
WNW 45
W 45
W 40
Wind State cross cross-
cross cross

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Wairaiki Beach in North West Coast is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the west southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rips and rocks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Farewell Spit, 7 km from Wharariki Beach.

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Wharariki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whanganui Inlet, 9 km from Wharariki Beach.


Air temperature
10.7 °C

Current weather near Wharariki Beach

Overall Wharariki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Wharariki Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 100 km (62 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Wharariki Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 200 km (124 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Wharariki Beach and is 201 km (125 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Wharariki Beach, Nelson - West Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Wharariki Beach sea temperature, Wharariki Beach photographs, Wharariki Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Wharariki Beach webcams, current wind from Nelson - West Coast live weather stations and Wharariki Beach 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 Wharariki Beach.