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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

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 04 Jun 2020 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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 04 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.8 min: 13.5 °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 14.8 °C (Statistics for 04 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 14.6 max: 15.8 min: 13.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Farewell Spit (light winds from the NE at Whanganui Inlet Weather NZ 13 km from Farewell Spit). 1.9m 10 s period swell from NNW with an additional 0.7m 14 s period swell from W

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Actual: 46 min ago

Light
6 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Farewell Spit this week:

The surf forecast for Farewell Spit over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jun 04) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 10s period with a secondary swell of 3.0m and 10s. Another secondary swell of 0.9m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Farewell Spit in the next 7 days are 3.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Jun 04) at 6PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.2m 7s period and expected on Friday (Jun 05) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)3PM (Thu 4th Jun)10ft (3.0m)10s
Best Surf3PM (Thu 4th Jun)10ft (3.0m)10s
Most Powerful6PM (Thu 4th Jun)10ft (3.0m)10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Farewell Spit over the next 7 days.

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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(?)
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thu
11
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
05234300322332221100035
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
2.5
NNW
3
NNW
2.5
NNW
1.6
W
1.4
W
1.2
W
2.4
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.6
W
1.9
W
1.7
W
1.6
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
0.8
W
1
W
0.7
W
0.5
W
2.3
W
1.8
WSW
0.7
W
1.4
W
91011151515671012151514141414141313771519
9991734147410748766144803275467591632131010591159856236366168854653102331336
25
NW
10
N
40
SE
25
SE
10
NW
20
WSW
45
WSW
35
W
20
ESE
20
W
35
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
35
W
30
W
25
WSW
30
W
20
SW
40
WSW
50
WSW
40
WSW
10
SE
10
NE
cross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
8:56PM
3.33
9:16AM
3.33
9:44PM
3.41
10:05AM
3.35
10:31PM
3.44
10:52AM
3.30
11:16PM
3.40
11:38AM
3.21
12:02AM
3.30
12:24PM
3.07
12:48AM
3.16
1:11PM
2.91
1:35AM
3.01
2:41PM
0.07
3:06AM
0.13
3:29PM
0.01
3:56AM
0.07
4:16PM
0.00
4:43AM
0.07
5:02PM
0.05
5:30AM
0.13
5:47PM
0.16
6:17AM
0.24
6:33PM
0.30
7:04AM
0.38
7:19PM
0.46
7:52AM
0.53

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

Thursday
04
Friday
05
Saturday
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thu
11
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
heavy rain
cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
cloudy
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15141212121213128912121212121212111213121111
1315891110111066991010911119910101110
7:45--7:46--7:46--7:47--7:47--7:48--7:48--7:48-
-5:08--5:08--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 33mm), heaviest during Thu night. Cool air temperatures (max 15°C on Thu morning, min 8°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ESE on Thu night, calm by Sat night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 13°C on Mon morning, min 11°C on Tue night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NE by Thu afternoon).

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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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