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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 Continuing clean conditions at Wharariki Beach (calm at Rockville wx 26 km from Wharariki Beach). 1.5m 14 s period swell from WSW with an additional 0.7m 18 s period swell from WSW , plus 1.5m 9 s period wind swell from W
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26 km away, 40 min ago

Calm
3.2 km/h
WNW
8.0
13.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Wharariki Beach Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Tuesday 17 Jul 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 13.0 °C (Statistics for 17 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 13.5 max: 14.5 min: 12.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.5
W
1.2
W
1.3
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
W
1.6
W
2.5
W
2.3
W
2
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2.5
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2.3
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4
NW
4
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4.5
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3.5
WSW
3.5
W
2.5
W
2.4
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
Period(s) (?)1099142221191218181791612161514131211111111
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)4072302642208141278144614131245380730162448710049875590524128631893985521319206206
Wind
(km/h)
25
WSW
25
WSW
35
W
20
W
20
NNW
30
W
25
WSW
25
WSW
35
W
25
NW
45
NNW
60
NNW
45
W
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W
40
W
30
WSW
25
WSW
20
WSW
10
SSE
5
SSE
10
NW
10
WSW
10
SSW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
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oncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:34AM
3.39

2:02PM
3.13
2:26AM
3.19

2:56PM
2.96

3:21AM
2.98
3:54PM
2.80

4:19AM
2.80
4:56PM
2.69

5:22AM
2.67
6:00PM
2.65

6:25AM
2.62

7:00PM
2.67
7:23AM
2.64



Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:51AM
0.14

8:11PM
0.28
8:44AM
0.32

9:06PM
0.48
9:40AM
0.49

10:05PM
0.66
10:39AM
0.64

11:08PM
0.78
11:41AM
0.72

12:13AM
0.83

12:41PM
0.74
1:13AM
0.80




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
12121212131312121313141413131211111199101011
Chill °C (?)
11101012111210101012121111101098910981010
Sunrise
-7:47--7:46--7:46--7:45--7:43--7:43--7:43---
Sunset
--5:23--5:23--5:24--5:25--5:27--5:28--5:29--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Thu morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 12°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Wed night, near gales from the NNW by Sat morning).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Sat afternoon, min 9°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the NNW on Sat afternoon, calm by Tue 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.

Are you planning a holiday in Nelson - West Coast? If you are looking for accommodation near Wharariki Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nelson - West Coast, consider staying in Nelson which is 100 km (62 miles) away.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.