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Farewell Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 09 May 2021 NZST
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Farewell Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Farewell Spit sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.4 min: 13.7 °C)
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Farewell Spit surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Farewell Spit sea temperature is 16.0 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.8 max: 17.4 min: 13.7 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - West Coast

  1. Friday was almost a repeat of Thursday but there was a brief spell when the E breeze went SE and the head-high waves lined up nicely at the west end off the rocks.

    Wharariki Beach, 7 km away
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1 h 7 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
N
Onshore
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How big are the waves at Farewell Spit today?

The current surf forecast for Farewell Spit at 6PM is: 2.1m 8s primary swell from a North-northwest direction and 2.1m 8s secondary swell from a North-northwest direction, 0.5m 15s secondary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 11:00am May 09). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-onshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (09 May)8ft (2.5m)9s
Afternoon (09 May)7.5ft (2.3m)8s
Evening (09 May)6ft (1.9m)8s

Table - waves today at Farewell Spit. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM
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2.5
NNW
2.4
NNW
2.3
NNW
2.1
NNW
1.9
NNW
1.7
NNW
1.3
N
1.1
WNW
1.1
WNW
1
WNW
0.9
WNW
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
1.7
NNW
2.2
NNW
2.5
NNW
3
NNW
2.4
NNW
2.1
NNW
1
W
1
W
1.1
W
1
W
1
W
1
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1
W
1
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
1
N
1.3
N
1.4
N
1.5
N
1.6
N
1.7
N
2.1
N
2.5
N
3.5
N
4
NNW
3.5
NNW
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
2.4
NNW
1.7
W
2.1
W
2.1
W
2
W
2.2
W
2
W
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40
NNW
35
NW
30
NW
25
NW
25
NW
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
W
20
WNW
20
WNW
10
WNW
15
NW
25
NNW
30
NNW
35
NNW
45
NW
45
NW
40
NW
30
WNW
25
WNW
30
WNW
25
W
35
W
35
W
25
ESE
55
SE
25
SE
30
ESE
25
ESE
25
SE
25
SE
20
SE
15
SE
15
ESE
5
ENE
5
ENE
0
ESE
5
SE
5
SSE
5
SSW
5
WSW
5
NW
15
NW
15
NW
10
NW
15
NW
15
NW
25
NNW
35
N
50
N
45
N
25
SW
50
W
50
WSW
40
WSW
35
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
30
W
20
WNW
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
crosscross-
on
onononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossglassglasscross-
off
glassglassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross
8:30AM
2.92
8:54PM
2.94
9:08AM
3.00
9:30PM
3.04
9:43AM
3.05
10:04PM
3.10
10:18AM
3.07
10:38PM
3.13
10:52AM
3.05
11:12PM
3.11
11:27AM
3.00
11:48PM
3.05
12:03PM
2.91
12:25AM
2.97
12:42PM
2.80
2:43PM
0.44
3:01AM
0.49
3:19PM
0.36
3:37AM
0.42
3:53PM
0.30
4:12AM
0.37
4:27PM
0.29
4:46AM
0.36
5:01PM
0.31
5:22AM
0.39
5:35PM
0.37
5:58AM
0.46
6:11PM
0.46
6:36AM
0.56

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Farewell Spit blow from the S

Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
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clear
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