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Fletchers Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.6

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Fletchers Beach break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Fletchers Beach Surf Guide

Fletchers Beach in Nelson - West Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the south southwest with some shelter here from south winds. Light onshore winds ruin the qulaity Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west northwest. The beach breaks are all lefts and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Fletchers Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent14.9°C

Surfing Fletchers Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fletchers Beach occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Fletchers Beach sea temperature, Fletchers Beach photographs, Fletchers Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Fletchers Beach webcams, current wind from Nelson - West Coast live weather stations and Fletchers Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Fletchers Beach

Fletchers Beach Surf:

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 00:02 Local time
SatSunday 07
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 8 14 12 12
Wind (km/h) 40
WSW 40
WSW 30
SW 30
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Farewell Spit, 3 km from Fletchers Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Fletchers Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Whanganui Inlet Weather NZ, 11 km from Fletchers Beach.


Air temperature
7.4 °C

Current weather near Fletchers Beach

Overall Fletchers Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

Surf stats for Fletchers Beach: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Fletchers Beach: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Fletchers - Tiny summer swell, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Long lefts, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Body surfing, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Waiting for the tide to drop, Fletchers Beach photo

Fletchers Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Fletchers Beach Location Maps

Fletchers Beach Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Nelson - West Coast surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Fletchers Beach

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Fletchers Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Fletchers Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Fletchers Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    Whanganui Inlet
    9 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Motupipi Inlet
    24 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    24 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Astrolabe Road
    37 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Fletchers Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Fletchers Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 149 km (93 miles) away.
  • Third is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 167 km (104 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 197 km (122 miles) away.
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Fletchers Beach and is 198 km (123 miles) away.
Fletchers Beach break location map and break info