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

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Friday 12 Aug 2022 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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 12 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.1 min: 12.3 °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 13.2 °C (Statistics for 12 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.1 min: 12.3 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Farewell Spit (calm at Whanganui Inlet 13 km from Farewell Spit).

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Actual: 38 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
NW
Clean
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How big are the waves at Farewell Spit today?

The current surf forecast for Farewell Spit at 12PM is: 0.5m 13s primary swell from a West direction and 0.3m 4s secondary swell from a East direction, 0.3m 4s secondary swell from a East direction (forecast issued at 05:00am August 12). The wind direction is predicted to be cross-offshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (12 Aug)1.5ft (0.4m)13s
Afternoon (12 Aug)1.5ft (0.5m)13s
Evening (12 Aug)1.5ft (0.4m)13s

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

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Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM
Rating
(10 max)
221111110111000111000000001100000000000000000001100011003500110
Swell
Height Map
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
0.8
W
1.2
W
1.3
W
0.1
W
0.1
W
0.3
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.7
NW
1.2
NW
2.5
N
3.5
NNW
4
NNW
4
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
4
N
4
N
4
N
3.5
N
4
N
4
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
4
N
4.5
N
4
N
4
N
3.5
N
3
N
3
N
3.5
N
4
N
4
N
4.5
N
Period(s) (?)1414131313131313131616161515151414131313451217121414141414147871010101010101010101010111111111112121111111110111111
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)103103548987545457334746454239386562555720655036267067666462625116978821713260306525722141227725423092315429642994361237832419265342835625477836382764206718902224324442644512
Wind
(km/h)
10
S
5
E
0
SE
10
ESE
10
NE
5
S
5
SSE
10
SSE
10
S
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
5
NE
5
NNW
5
NW
5
SSW
10
WSW
15
WSW
25
W
35
W
40
W
40
W
40
W
30
W
25
W
15
W
10
NNW
10
NE
10
NE
30
NNE
25
NNE
40
NNE
40
N
50
N
50
N
45
N
45
N
40
NNE
45
N
55
N
60
N
45
NNW
25
N
40
N
30
N
35
NNE
25
NE
35
ENE
35
E
40
E
40
E
20
ESE
50
NE
45
NNE
20
N
10
N
45
NNE
60
NNE
20
WNW
20
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offglassglasscross-
off
cross-
on
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
onononononononononononononononcross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
ononononcross-
on
cross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:57AM
3.28
10:21PM
3.52
10:45AM
3.37
11:07PM
3.59
11:31AM
3.39
11:52PM
3.57
12:15PM
3.34
12:35AM
3.46
12:58PM
3.23
1:17AM
3.27
1:42PM
3.06
2:01AM
3.04
2:27PM
2.87
2:47AM
2.79
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:47AM
0.09
4:06PM
0.03
4:36AM
-0.04
4:53PM
-0.05
5:22AM
-0.10
5:38PM
-0.05
6:06AM
-0.06
6:22PM
0.04
6:49AM
0.05
7:05PM
0.19
7:32AM
0.23
7:49PM
0.40
8:15AM
0.44
8:36PM
0.62
9:02AM
0.66

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

Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C88878999888899998891010101010101012121212121413131414141414151515151515151514141414151616151515151414
Feels °C (?)566567765655777754322113479996875456677558129111011988712791315841111
Sunrise--7:22-------7:20-------7:20-------7:18-------7:16-------7:16-------7:15-------7:13-
Sunset----5:45-------5:45-------5:46-------5:47-------5:49-------5:50-------5:51-------

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