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Woodpecker Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

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Woodpecker Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 09:31 Local time
Monday 16
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 9 9
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 20
NNE 15
N 15
Wind State cross cross-
on cross-

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Woodpecker Bay in West Coast South Island is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the south southeast with some shelter here from south southwest winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. No beach break here as well as right and left (best) hand reef breaks. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of rocks in the line up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Fox River, 1 km from Woodpecker Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Woodpecker Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Westport Aero (aws), 37 km from Woodpecker Bay.

light winds from the ESE

no report
Air temperature
9.5 °C

Current weather near Woodpecker Bay

Overall Woodpecker Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Woodpecker Bay Location Map

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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Woodpecker Bay, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Woodpecker Bay sea temperature, Woodpecker Bay photographs, Woodpecker Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Woodpecker Bay webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Woodpecker Bay 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 Woodpecker Bay.

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.