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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 Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Monday 19 Feb 2018 NZDT

Wharariki Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Wharariki Beach sea temperature is 18.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 18.5 max: 20.1 min: 16.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
5.5
N
6
NW
3
NW
2.3
NW
1.5
NNW
1.3
NW
0.8
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0.8
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1
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0.1
N
1.7
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1.3
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0.4
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0.5
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0.3
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1.8
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3.5
WSW
3.5
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3
WSW
Period(s) (?)14131212101412109887101066141318691212
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)9338927115006186155332169109034620678611972253130639263205233533663015
Wind
(km/h)
20
WNW
25
WNW
5
N
45
NNE
85
NNE
60
W
35
WNW
30
WNW
25
ESE
35
SE
5
NE
15
SW
25
WSW
50
WSW
30
SW
15
SW
35
WSW
30
WSW
45
W
50
WNW
50
WSW
35
WSW
45
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
on
glassoncross-
on
crosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:11PM
3.30
1:31AM
3.17

1:48PM
3.24
2:11AM
3.10

2:29PM
3.14
2:54AM
3.00

3:15PM
3.00
3:46AM
2.88

4:12PM
2.86

4:48AM
2.78
5:19PM
2.74

6:01AM
2.74
6:37PM
2.72

7:19AM
2.82

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:24PM
0.16
7:38AM
0.23

8:01PM
0.22
8:18AM
0.32

8:43PM
0.32
9:04AM
0.45

9:32PM
0.45
9:57AM
0.58

10:30PM
0.57
11:04AM
0.69

11:40PM
0.65
12:21PM
0.71

12:57AM
0.63


Note: the tide data above is for Farewell Spit which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wharariki Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Wharariki Beach blow from the S.
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Summary
clearsome cloudsheavy rainrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
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Sunrise
6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:07-
Sunset
-8:25--8:24--8:22--8:22--8:20--8:19--8:16--8:15
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 109mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm air temperatures (max 23°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the NNE on Tue afternoon, calm by Thu afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 20°C on Fri afternoon, min 17°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Sat morning, gales from the WNW by Sun afternoon).

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Information about the Wharariki Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Wharariki Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Wharariki Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Wharariki Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Wharariki Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Wharariki Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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