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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 Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Monday 08 Mar 2021 NZDT
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Fox River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fox River sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 08 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.5 max: 19.0 min: 15.7 °C)
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Fox River surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Fox River sea temperature is 17.4 °C (Statistics for 08 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 17.5 max: 19.0 min: 15.7 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 27 km from Fox River (light winds from the SE at Westport 27 km from Fox River). 3.8m 11 s period wind swell from WSW is too big

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27 km away, 32 min ago

Light
11 km/h
SE
12.4
17.4
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Fox River this week:

The surf forecast for Fox River over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Monday (Mar 08) at 7AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 3.5m and 11s period with a secondary swell of 1.0m and 18s. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Fox River in the next 7 days are 2.5m 15s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Mar 11) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.2m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Mar 10) at 10AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7AM (Mon 8th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 11s
Best Surf 4AM (Thu 11th Mar)11ft (3.5m) 10s
Most Powerful 1PM (Thu 11th Mar)8ft (2.5m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Fox River over the next 7 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
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
NightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.42.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.66.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.90.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.114.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.138.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.162.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
4
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
0.7
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.5
WSW
3.5
W
1.7
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.1
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.1
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
SW
1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
1
WSW
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38692049124759839630232284512792646127124601627987853579330261215340840594431
25
SW
20
SW
15
SW
10
SSW
0
SW
10
WSW
5
NE
20
NE
20
NNE
15
WNW
5
ENE
10
N
10
NE
10
NNW
10
NW
5
ESE
0
NNE
5
WSW
5
SSE
5
NE
10
NNW
15
NE
15
NNE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
crossoncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
onoffglasscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
7:21AM
2.33
8:05PM
2.30
8:35AM
2.39
9:13PM
2.38
9:37AM
2.51
10:08PM
2.50
10:28AM
2.64
10:54PM
2.61
11:11AM
2.75
11:34PM
2.70
11:49AM
2.82
12:10AM
2.75
12:25PM
2.85
12:44AM
2.77
1:01AM
0.70
1:45PM
0.63
2:18AM
0.68
2:57PM
0.55
3:23AM
0.58
3:55PM
0.43
4:16AM
0.45
4:43PM
0.31
5:00AM
0.34
5:24PM
0.22
5:39AM
0.25
6:02PM
0.16
6:16AM
0.21
6:36PM
0.14
6:50AM
0.20

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Fox River blow from the ESE

Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
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rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
moderate rain
moderate rain
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 16°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Sun night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SW on Sun night, calm by Tue morning).

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Fri morning. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 13°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Fox River Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Fox River provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Fox River can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Fox River 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 (Fox River) 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 Fox River 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.

Fox River is 178 km (111 miles) from the city of Nelson. If you plan a holiday in West Coast South Island, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nelson. Nelson has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.