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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Wind reports 13 km away suggest it is still onshore at Farewell Spit (light winds from the NNW at Collingwood). 0.9m 14 s period swell from W with 1.9m 7 s period wind swell from NW
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Moderate
16 km/h
NNW
Onshore
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Farewell Spit Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 18 Oct 2019 NZDT

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 14.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 13.6 max: 14.8 min: 12.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9
NW
2.3
NNW
3
NNW
3.5
NW
3.5
WNW
3
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.8
WNW
0.7
W
2.5
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3
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3
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3.5
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2.3
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1.9
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1.8
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2.5
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3
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2.5
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1.4
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1.2
W
Period(s) (?)689101112111017716151581113131277899
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)30260615752354320520299726872836273482364036161672233918111218996542762806286210
Wind
(km/h)
30
NNW
35
N
20
WNW
35
W
45
W
40
W
35
W
30
WNW
35
WNW
45
W
45
W
45
WNW
40
WSW
55
WSW
50
WSW
30
WSW
15
SSE
20
WNW
45
W
50
W
45
WSW
25
NE
15
NNW
Wind State(?)cross-
on
oncrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

1:28PM
3.08
1:46AM
2.97

2:10PM
2.96
2:31AM
2.83

2:58PM
2.83
3:25AM
2.69

3:59PM
2.72

4:34AM
2.59
5:12PM
2.69

5:53AM
2.60
6:29PM
2.77

7:09AM
2.73

7:39PM
2.96
8:14AM
2.95

Low Tide
/ height (m)


7:38PM
0.42
7:56AM
0.43

8:21PM
0.55
8:42AM
0.57

9:14PM
0.68
9:39AM
0.71

10:19PM
0.77
10:50AM
0.79

11:36PM
0.77
12:08PM
0.76

12:53AM
0.64

1:21PM
0.62
1:59AM
0.42


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.
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heavy rain
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rain showers
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Summary
heavy rainmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrscloudycloudy
Rain (mm)
126211----1--2----2--14--
High °C
1314141514131213131313131312101111111314131111
Low °C
1313131313111213121312121311101110101212101111
Chill °C (?)
1111111311109101010101010858991011989
Sunrise
6:35--6:35--6:33--6:31--6:30--6:28--6:28--6:26-
Sunset
-7:52--7:52--7:53--7:54--7:55--7:57--7:59--8:00
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 42mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 11°C on Sat night). Mainly strong winds.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 14°C on Thu afternoon, min 10°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Tue afternoon, light winds from the NW by Wed night).

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Information about the Farewell Spit Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Farewell Spit provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Farewell Spit can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Farewell Spit surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Farewell Spit) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Farewell Spit may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

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