uk es it fr pt nl
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

See all 18 ratings

Based on 4 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed
View all Wharariki Beach photos (70) < photos from Nelson - West Coast (172) < photos from New Zealand (1485) < Photo gallery home

Wharariki Beach Surf Photo: 'Cyclone Pam swell' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.8
NW
25
ESE
ESE
1.0
E
1.2
WSW
0.8
NNW
14 s cross-
off
5 s 12 s 17 s

Open ocean wave model on 14 March at 6 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Wharariki Beach around the time the photo was taken

Cyclone Pam swell, Wharariki Beach
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 6:04 pm 14 Mar 2015

Cyclone Pam swell

New Zealand | Wharariki Beach

Average rating: 3.0
(use stars to vote)

We don't often surf Wharariki in a north swell, even less often in just a north swell but when we have it has been very good. Cyclone Pam should eventually deliver just this but today there was a mix of 3 swell components with the easterly chop making shortboard takeoffs tricky. Rob L on his SUP had no such problems and must have had 50 waves like this one.