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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off winds at Wharariki Beach are now cross-shore so expect speed-bumps in the surf (moderate winds from the WNW at Whanganui Inlet 9 km from Wharariki Beach). 5.7m 14 s period wind swell from W is too big
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Actual: 42 min ago

Moderate
20 km/h
WNW
Cross-Shore
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Wharariki Beach Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 24 May 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 15.4 °C (Statistics for 24 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 16.3 min: 13.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
5.5
W
5
W
4.5
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4.5
W
3.5
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3
WSW
4
WSW
3.5
WSW
3.5
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3
WSW
2.4
WSW
2
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1.5
WSW
1.2
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1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
0.6
W
0.7
WSW
1
WSW
1.1
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.2
WSW
Period(s) (?)141617181615911121313131313121211171617161515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1047011500119841115759094659254133113249264318471281700454320215126202280625661588573
Wind
(km/h)
50
W
30
WSW
5
SW
15
SSW
10
WSW
45
WSW
55
WSW
40
WSW
20
SE
25
S
20
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SSW
5
NNW
5
SSE
10
SSE
5
WSW
10
SSE
5
SSW
20
W
10
WSW
10
WSW
Wind State(?)crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffoffglassglassoffglassoffcross-
off
crosscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

6:27AM
2.90

7:02PM
2.86
7:24AM
2.96

7:55PM
2.96
8:13AM
3.02

8:41PM
3.06
8:58AM
3.07

9:22PM
3.13
9:39AM
3.10

10:01PM
3.17
10:17AM
3.10

10:39PM
3.18
10:55AM
3.07

11:16PM
3.15

Low Tide
/ height (m)
12:12AM
0.63

12:47PM
0.49
1:12AM
0.56

1:41PM
0.41
2:04AM
0.48

2:27PM
0.34
2:49AM
0.40

3:09PM
0.28

3:32AM
0.34
3:49PM
0.25

4:11AM
0.31
4:26PM
0.25

4:49AM
0.32
5:04PM
0.28

5:27AM
0.36

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
mod. rainlight rainsome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
102----2----------------
High °C
1312121213131412131210111011111111121112131312
Low °C
121212111113121212109111010111110121111131212
Chill °C (?)
9912911101191210810711111111121011111211
Sunrise
-7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:39--7:41--7:41---
Sunset
--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:12--5:12--5:10--5:10--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat night, min 9°C on Mon morning). Winds decreasing (near gales from the W on Thu night, light winds from the SW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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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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