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Little Wanganui ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Little Wanganui Surf Forecast / West Coast South Island / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 NZST
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Little Wanganui surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Little Wanganui sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.8 max: 16.2 min: 12.4 °C)
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Little Wanganui surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Little Wanganui sea temperature is 15.6 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 14.8 max: 16.2 min: 12.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Cross-off wind 35 km from Little Wanganui has become light (calm at Ghost Lake - Old Ghost Road). Waves should be turning clean at Little Wanganui.

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35 km away, 44 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
E
-1.1
15.6
Air / Water (°C)
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How big are the waves at Little Wanganui today?

The current surf forecast for Little Wanganui at 3PM is: 4.5m 12s primary swell from a West direction and 0.1m 12s secondary swell from a North direction (forecast issued at 05:00am May 18). The wind direction is predicted to be onshore.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (18 May)15ft (4.5m)10s
Afternoon (18 May)15ft (4.5m)12s
Evening (18 May)16ft (5.0m)14s

Table - waves today at Little Wanganui. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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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)
Temp. °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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2.3
WNW
3
W
4.5
W
5
W
4.5
W
4.5
W
5
W
5
W
4.5
W
4.5
W
4
W
4
W
3.5
W
3.5
W
3
W
3
W
2.5
W
2.5
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.2
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
W
1.3
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.3
WSW
2.3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
3
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.5
WSW
2.4
WSW
2.3
WSW
2.2
WSW
2.1
WSW
2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
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25
WSW
30
WSW
45
WSW
35
WSW
35
WSW
30
WSW
30
SW
25
WSW
30
WSW
25
WSW
25
WSW
25
SW
20
SW
20
SW
10
SW
10
SSW
5
SSW
5
SSE
5
SSE
5
SW
10
SW
10
SW
10
SW
5
SSW
5
SE
0
E
5
N
5
WNW
20
W
15
SW
15
SSW
10
SSE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
SSW
5
WSW
5
SE
10
ESE
5
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
E
5
WNW
5
W
5
E
5
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
ESE
5
WSW
5
WSW
5
SE
5
E
5
E
5
ESE
10
ESE
10
E
10
SE
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglassononcross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassoffoffcross-
off
offoffglassglassglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
2:20AM
2.56
2:47PM
2.46
3:14AM
2.51
3:47PM
2.43
4:16AM
2.52
4:53PM
2.46
5:21AM
2.60
5:58PM
2.57
6:23AM
2.75
6:58PM
2.74
7:20AM
2.93
7:54PM
2.93
8:15AM
3.11
8:45PM
3.11
9:07AM
3.26
8:35AM
0.74
8:58PM
0.78
9:33AM
0.77
9:58PM
0.81
10:37AM
0.74
11:04PM
0.77
11:42AM
0.63
12:08AM
0.66
12:43PM
0.46
1:07AM
0.49
1:39PM
0.27
2:02AM
0.30
2:32PM
0.09
2:54AM
0.12

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 Little Wanganui blow from the E

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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