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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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Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - West Coast

  1. There was more going on than just the 2.2m groundy. The shorter period swell from yesterday was still in the mix.. Some overhead sets breaking up to several hundred meteres outside the bay but also flattish spells. The westerly breeze added some chop at the take-off rock and some of the bigger and better waves were breaking dangerously wide of the bay taking you beyond the last exit so overall it was not all that great.
    Fletchers Beach, 4 km away
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Actual: 35 min ago

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9 km/h
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Clean
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Wharariki Beach Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Sunday 23 Sep 2018 NZST

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 13.7 °C (Statistics for 23 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 13.2 max: 14.4 min: 11.9 °C)

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11
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.7
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.5
WSW
3.5
WSW
4
WSW
4
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4
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3.5
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2.2
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1.9
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1
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1.3
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1.4
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1
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1.1
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1.8
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3
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3
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.5
WNW
Period(s) (?)15151515141410101311111014131312125710101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)12742161259328014563595528373008466515461155776384577604501288643031403173913931420
Wind
(km/h)
45
W
30
W
30
WNW
35
W
20
SW
50
WSW
50
WSW
50
WSW
45
WSW
30
WSW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
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35
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35
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35
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WNW
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45
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40
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35
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off
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cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
9:07PM
3.04
9:27AM
3.03

9:43PM
3.18
10:02AM
3.16

10:17PM
3.28
10:36AM
3.25

10:52PM
3.33
11:11AM
3.28

11:27PM
3.32
11:47AM
3.27

12:04AM
3.26

12:26PM
3.20
12:44AM
3.15

1:08PM
3.09
1:29AM
3.00

Low Tide
/ height (m)

3:19AM
0.37
3:33PM
0.33

3:54AM
0.23
4:08PM
0.22

4:28AM
0.13
4:43PM
0.16

5:02AM
0.09
5:18PM
0.14

5:37AM
0.10
5:55PM
0.18

6:15AM
0.16

6:34PM
0.27
6:56AM
0.27

7:19PM
0.39

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
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
101212797887810119109810101111111112
Sunrise
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Sunset
--6:27--6:28--6:29--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:32--
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Mon morning, min 10°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Tue night, light winds from the SW by Thu morning).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat night, min 10°C on Thu night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SW on Thu afternoon, strong winds from the WNW by Sun morning).

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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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