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

Overall: 3.7

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Larsen Street Surf Guide

Larsen Street on the West Coast is a reasonably exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Larsen Street Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Larsen Street:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Larsen Street 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 44% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% 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
44%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Larsen Street Location Map

Interactive Larsen Street 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 Larsen Street is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Larsen Street is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 115 km (71 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Larsen Street Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 09:13 Local Time
Thursday 13
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.4
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.3
WSW
Period (s) 12 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
NE 5
WSW 10
S
Wind State cross-
off
glass cross-
on
cross-
off

Swell History at Larsen Street

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

Wind History at Larsen Street

Wind stats for Larsen Street, 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 Larsen Street. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: inconsistent
    9km away
    • Icon beach  redBreakwater
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/river bar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/river bar
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Larsen Street: