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Fox River ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Fox River Surf Guide

Fox River on the West Coast is a fairly exposed beach/River Bar break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer left-handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Fox River Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach/river barIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fox River:

The best conditions reported for surf at Fox River occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Fox River (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fox River with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 35% of the time in June while 47% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
35%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
47%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fox River Location Map

Interactive Fox River surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Fox River is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 36 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fox River is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 83 km (52 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Fox River Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 22:02 Local Time
MonTuesday 20
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 2.4
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 16
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 5
ESE 5
ESE 5
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
off glass glass

Swell History at Fox River

Surf stats for Fox River, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Fox River

Wind stats for Fox River, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Fox River. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/river bar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Fox River: