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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 Photo: 'Solid overhead set at Fossil Point' by Rob Davies

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18 s cross-
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18 s 7 s

Open ocean wave model on 25 July at 3 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Farewell Spit around the time the photo was taken

Solid overhead set at Fossil Point, Farewell Spit
user: Rob Davies (1070 photos)
photo taken at: 4:26 pm 25 Jul 2019

Solid overhead set at Fossil Point

New Zealand | Farewell Spit

Average rating: 3.2
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The breeze was cross-off shore and fell light at dusk. Set waves were even a bit overhead whereas an hour earlier it was close to flatness and I was wishing I'd gone to Wharariki instead.