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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: 'Clean surf at Fossil Point ' by Rob Davies

3 hours
earlier
Peak Waves Wind Wind Waves Swell 1 Swell 2 3 hours
later
1.3
W
15
ESE
ESE
0.4
E
1.3
W
0.3
NW
18 s cross-
off
7 s 18 s 7 s

Open ocean wave model on 25 July at 6 pm

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

Clean surf at Fossil Point, Farewell Spit
user: Rob Davies (1070 photos)
photo taken at: 4:45 pm 25 Jul 2019

Clean surf at Fossil Point

New Zealand | Farewell Spit

Average rating: 3.0
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Another long left at this fickle spot. It got cleaner as the afternoon SE fell light. When it walls up like this it can be a fast wave and very occasionally, hollow too. Infrequently surfed isolated spot. Expect curiosity or worse from the seals that live here.