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Delaware Bay (East end) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.8

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Delaware Bay (East end) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

Delaware Bay (East end) Spot ID

Delaware offshore winds, Delaware Bay (East end) photo

Delaware Bay (East end)

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 08:22 Local time
Wednesday 11
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 7 8 3 8
Wind (km/h) 5
SW 10
N 10
Wind State cross-
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Delaware Bay in Nelson is a reasonably exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. It very rarely gets crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cable Bay, 4 km from Delaware Bay (East end).

IS AT (local time)

Delaware Bay (East end) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Aerodrome, 25 km from Delaware Bay (East end).

light winds from the SW

no report
Air temperature
11.1 °C

Current weather near Delaware Bay (East end)

Overall Delaware Bay (East end) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


Surf stats for Delaware Bay (East end): see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Delaware Bay (East end): see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Delaware Bay (East end) Location Maps

Delaware Bay (East end) Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Delaware Bay (East end):

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Wave buoys nearest to Delaware Bay (East end):

Tide stations nearest to Delaware Bay (East end):

  • Closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Croiselles, South Island
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Elaine Bay
    17 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Delaware Bay (East end) is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 26 km (16 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Delaware Bay (East end) is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 52 km (32 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 131 km (81 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Delaware Bay (East end) and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Delaware Bay (East end) break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Delaware Bay (East end), Nelson - Tasman Bay. Use the tab navigation above to view Delaware Bay (East end) sea temperature, Delaware Bay (East end) photographs, Delaware Bay (East end) detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Delaware Bay (East end) webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Delaware Bay (East end) 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 Delaware Bay (East end).