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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 Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 19 May 2021 NZST
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Fletchers Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fletchers Beach sea temperature is 15.7 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.4 min: 13.3 °C)
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Fletchers Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fletchers Beach sea temperature is 15.7 °C (Statistics for 19 May 1981-2005 - mean: 15.3 max: 16.4 min: 13.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - West Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 9 km from Wharariki Beach has become light (light winds from the SW at Whanganui Inlet Weather NZ). Waves should be turning clean at Wharariki Beach.

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Actual: 29 min ago

Light
9 km/h
W
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fletchers Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Fletchers Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.0m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.1m and 11s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 15s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fletchers Beach in the next 12 days are 3.5m 16s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 19) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.9m 7s period and expected on Monday (May 24) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Wed 19th May)10ft (3.0m) 15s
Best Surf 6AM (Thu 20th May)6ft (1.9m) 14s
Most Powerful12PM (Wed 19th May)11ft (3.5m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fletchers Beach over the next 12 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 (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
002431112224232330012322200043001120
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
3.5
W
3
W
2.4
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.6
W
1.6
W
1.4
W
0.6
W
1.7
W
1.7
W
1.5
W
1.3
W
1.3
W
1.2
W
1.2
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1
W
1
W
0.9
W
0.8
W
0.5
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.5
W
1.7
WNW
2.5
WNW
2.2
NW
2
NNW
1.6
NE
1.3
W
1.2
W
1.2
W
0.8
W
1615141413131313191716151415151414141413141413181616167888712121214
618944732310104872380986269426616631420945691730606598503489442356366320215155258183122265882619489229472413407250
50
WSW
45
WSW
35
WSW
10
SSW
20
WSW
40
W
40
WSW
35
W
10
SSW
30
ESE
25
ESE
20
SE
25
SE
10
ESE
20
SE
15
SE
0
NE
30
ESE
25
ESE
20
ESE
10
NW
10
SSE
0
E
10
SSE
5
S
30
WSW
30
WSW
25
W
15
W
15
SE
25
ESE
25
ESE
20
E
20
ESE
10
ENE
25
NNE
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
glasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscross-
on
on
3:14PM
2.53
3:45AM
2.67
4:21PM
2.54
4:51AM
2.72
5:29PM
2.64
5:55AM
2.85
6:32PM
2.81
6:54AM
3.02
7:29PM
3.03
7:49AM
3.20
8:21PM
3.24
8:40AM
3.36
9:10PM
3.41
9:31AM
3.46
9:58PM
3.52
10:20AM
3.48
10:46PM
3.56
11:09AM
3.43
11:35PM
3.51
11:59AM
3.31
12:25AM
3.39
12:50PM
3.14
1:17AM
3.23
9:03AM
0.81
9:24PM
0.83
10:07AM
0.79
10:31PM
0.83
11:14AM
0.70
11:38PM
0.73
12:17PM
0.53
12:40AM
0.57
1:14PM
0.33
1:37AM
0.38
2:06PM
0.13
2:30AM
0.19
2:56PM
-0.02
3:20AM
0.04
3:44PM
-0.11
4:10AM
-0.05
4:32PM
-0.13
4:59AM
-0.06
5:20PM
-0.06
5:49AM
0.01
6:09PM
0.07
6:41AM
0.15
7:00PM
0.24

Note: the tide data above is for Farewell Spit which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Fletchers Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fletchers Beach blow from the SSW

Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sunday
30
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
light rain
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
rain showers
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--------1--------------------222---2
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141513131412121412121210101111101210991091110101212131412121212121314
12121112121013131291110911910129561010111110111013131210911121312
7:31--7:31--7:33--7:33--7:35--7:35--7:35--7:37--7:37--7:39--7:39--7:39--
-5:19--5:17--5:16--5:15--5:15--5:15--5:14--5:14--5:13--5:13--5:12--5:10-

Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 15°C on Wed morning, min 12°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (near gales from the WSW on Wed morning, calm by Thu morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Sat afternoon, min 10°C on Sat night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Tue morning). Winds increasing (calm on Tue night, fresh winds from the WSW by Thu night).

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 13mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Fri morning, min 12°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the SSE on Fri night, strong winds from the NNE by Sun night).

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Information about the Fletchers Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fletchers Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Fletchers Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fletchers Beach 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 (Fletchers Beach) 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 Fletchers Beach 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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