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Delaware Bay Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Delaware Bay Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Nelson – Tasman Bay, New Zealand)

Delaware Bay Point Spot ID

Delaware Bay Point photo

Delaware Bay Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Delaware Bay from Pepin Island, Delaware Bay Point photo

Delaware Bay Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Falling tide at Delaware Bay, Delaware Bay Point photo

Delaware Bay Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Incoming tide at Delaware, Delaware Bay Point photo

Delaware Bay Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.8 °C

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 23:37 Local time
WedThursday 12
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
Wind State glass cross-

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Delaware Bay Point in Nelson is a quite exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds are from the south. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the north.The break here is a left hand point. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cable Bay, 2 km from Delaware Bay Point.

IS AT (local time)

Delaware Bay Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson Aerodrome, 24 km from Delaware Bay Point.


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Air temperature
16.5 °C

Current weather near Delaware Bay Point

Overall Delaware Bay Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Surf stats for Delaware Bay Point: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Delaware Bay Point: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Delaware Bay Point Location Maps

Delaware Bay Point Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Delaware Bay Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Delaware Bay Point:

Tide stations nearest to Delaware Bay Point:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to Delaware Bay Point is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 24 km (15 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Delaware Bay Point is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 133 km (83 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Delaware Bay Point and is 168 km (104 miles) away.
Delaware Bay Point break location map and break info

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