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Frentzes ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Frentzes Surf Guide

Frentzes in Invercargill is an exposed point break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the west.The waves is a point break that peels left. Best around mid tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks/rips.

Frentzes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
13.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Frentzes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Frentzes occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Frentzes with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in December while 68% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
68%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
1%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Frentzes Location Map

Interactive Frentzes 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 Frentzes is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Frentzes is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 86 km (53 miles) away.

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Frentzes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 10 May 2021, 08:09 Local Time
Monday 10
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.9
WSW
0.7
SW
2.2
W
0.9
WSW
Period (s) 17 16 11 16
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 10
N 10
NNW 10
N
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Frentzes

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

Wind History at Frentzes

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

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