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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Sunday 20 Jun 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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.4 min: 12.5 °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 14.3 °C (Statistics for 20 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.8 max: 15.4 min: 12.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Little Wanganui (light winds from the SSE at Ghost Lake - Old Ghost Road 35 km from Little Wanganui).

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Light
9 km/h
SSE
4.3
14.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Little Wanganui this week:

The surf forecast for Little Wanganui over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jun 20) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.2m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Little Wanganui in the next 12 days are 2.0m 15s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jun 22) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.2m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Jun 20) at 3PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Sun 20th Jun)4ft (1.2m) 16s
Best Surf12AM (Tue 22nd Jun)4.5ft (1.4m) 17s
Most Powerful 3PM (Tue 22nd Jun)6.5ft (2.0m) 15s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Little Wanganui over the next 12 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
Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
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1.4
WSW
1.2
WSW
1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.6
WSW
2
WSW
1.4
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.8
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.3
WSW
1.1
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
0.6
WSW
1
W
2
W
2.4
WNW
2
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
WNW
0.9
WSW
0.9
WSW
1.2
WSW
1.9
WSW
1.4
WSW
2
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.5
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.7
WSW
1.6
WSW
171616141417161514151413131212131211101010981615149151414131312141414
10866965273713661138122417758459231277735522386263235113265736119871741138138036755760578416141065841710666104311541016
15

SE
15

SSE
10

S
10

SSE
10

S
10

ESE
5

E
5

NNW
5

E
5

ENE
5

N
5

ENE
5

NE
10

W
5

E
5

NNE
10

N
15

NNE
15

WNW
5

NE
10

NNE
30

NNW
10

WSW
10

NW
30

SW
30

W
15

SSW
10

SE
10

SSE
10

ESE
5

ESE
5

WSW
10

ESE
5

ESE
5

SW
5

ESE
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscross-
off
offcross-
on
offglasscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
offglassoff
6:24PM
2.74
6:49AM
2.89
7:24PM
2.87
7:49AM
3.00
8:21PM
3.02
8:46AM
3.11
9:15PM
3.14
9:41AM
3.18
10:08PM
3.23
10:34AM
3.21
10:59PM
3.28
11:25AM
3.19
11:49PM
3.26
12:16PM
3.11
12:39AM
3.19
1:06PM
3.00
1:29AM
3.07
1:56PM
2.85
2:19AM
2.93
2:48PM
2.71
3:11AM
2.77
3:41PM
2.58
12:08PM
0.44
12:34AM
0.50
1:08PM
0.33
1:35AM
0.37
2:06PM
0.22
2:33AM
0.22
3:01PM
0.12
3:28AM
0.10
3:54PM
0.05
4:21AM
0.02
4:45PM
0.03
5:13AM
0.00
5:35PM
0.06
6:05AM
0.04
6:25PM
0.14
6:55AM
0.14
7:14PM
0.25
7:46AM
0.27
8:04PM
0.39
8:37AM
0.42
8:55PM
0.54
9:29AM
0.56
9:49PM
0.68

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

Sunday
20
Monday
21
Tuesday
22
Wednesday
23
Thursday
24
Friday
25
Saturday
26
Sunday
27
Monday
28
Tuesday
29
Wednesday
30
Thursday
01
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Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 14°C on Sun afternoon, min 8°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 15°C on Fri night, min 10°C on Wed morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 167mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Very mild (max 15°C on Sat morning, min 4°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (calm on Sat morning, fresh winds from the NNW by Sun morning).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very mild (max 11°C on Thu afternoon, min 3°C on Tue morning). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Little Wanganui Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Little Wanganui provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Little Wanganui can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Little Wanganui 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 (Little Wanganui) 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 Little Wanganui 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.

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