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West Coast South Island Surf

Detailed West Coast South Island surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in West Coast South Island. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in West Coast South Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in West Coast South Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from West Coast South Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

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West Coast South Island Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the West Coast South Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the West Coast South Island coastline are also listed below.

West Coast South Island Photos

West Coast South Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in West Coast South Island
Haast beachShinglesHaast beachTauranga bay westportTauranga bay westportHaast beachHaast beachShinglesTauranga bay westportPunakaikiTauranga bay westportTauranga bay westportTauranga bay westportLittle wanganuiFox riverTauranga bay westportHaast beachTauranga bay westport
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.2

WSW
0.9

WSW
1.2

WSW
1.1

SW
1.2

WSW
1.6

WSW
1.1

SW
1.3

WSW
1.4

SW
1.4

WSW
1.4

WSW
1.3

WSW
1.1

WSW
0.9

WSW
0.9

WSW
0.7

WSW
0.8

WSW
0.8

WSW
Period(s) (?)8912121211141413131312121211111616
Energy(?)202129353325397639465617679610610473341215190103334306
Wind
(km/h)
5 NW5
15 W15
5 SSE5
5 N5
15 W15
10 SE10
5 NNE5
10 WNW10
10 ENE10
10 N10
10 NNW10
5 WNW5
5 W5
10 WNW10
5 S5
5 W5
15 WNW15
5 SSE5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
offcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
oncross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:14AM
2.81

12:09AM
2.12
11:50AM
2.82

12:45AM
2.11
1:00PM
2.11

12:44AM
2.73

1:02PM
2.74
1:21AM
2.65

2:11PM
2.01
2:36AM
1.94

2:18PM
2.56

Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:23PM
0.26

5:40AM
0.25
6:06PM
0.54

6:55AM
0.38


6:52AM
0.33

7:12PM
0.35
7:29AM
0.42

8:23PM
0.45
8:44AM
0.49


clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
191816161619201814171615171515171816
Low °C
181716151616191614161614161515171714
Chill °C (?)
191816151519201814171615171515171816
Sunrise
6:05--6:01--6:03--5:58--5:58--5:58--
Sunset
-8:36--8:37--8:38--8:39--8:37--8:59-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.2

WSW
0.9

WSW
1.2

WSW
1.1

SW
1.2

WSW
1.6

WSW
1.3

WSW
1.3

WSW
1.4

SW
1.4

WSW
1.4

WSW
1.3

WSW
1.1

WSW
0.9

WSW
0.9

WSW
0.7

WSW
0.8

WSW
0.8

WSW
Period (s)891212121191413131312121211111616
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

WSW
0.4

WSW
0.4

SW
0.2

WSW
0.2

WSW
0.6

SW
1.1

SW
0.1

N

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-

-

-

-

-
0.2

WSW
0.4

SW
0.5

WSW
0.5

WSW
Period (s)1212141817141414------18171010
Wind waves (m) & direction
-

-

-

-
0.3

WNW

-

-

-

-

-
0.4

NNW

-

-

-

-

-
0.4

W

-
Period (s)----3-----3-----3-


West Coast South Island Surf Breaks

river
beach/River Bar
beach
Breakwater
beach/River Bar
beach
beach
beach/river bar
beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
point
beach and point
beach/river bar
breakwater
beach