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Whangamoa ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.6

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Whangamoa Spot ID

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High tide at Whangamoa photo


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Type: sandbar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.1 °C

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 02:07 Local time
Wednesday 24
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SE 5
Wind State off off off glass

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Whangamoa in Nelson is a reasonably exposed River Bar break that does not work very often. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the south southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north.. Rarely crowded here. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Whangamoa Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Atawhai- Nelson, 23 km from Whangamoa.


Air temperature
15.1 °C

Current weather near Whangamoa

Overall Whangamoa Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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  • The closest passenger airport to Whangamoa is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Whangamoa is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 55 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Whangamoa and is 176 km (109 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Whangamoa, Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Whangamoa sea temperature, Whangamoa photographs, Whangamoa detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Whangamoa webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Whangamoa tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Whangamoa.