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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Friday 14 Jun 2024 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 13.4°C (Statistics for 14 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 °C max: 15.7 °C min: 12.3 °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 13.4°C (Statistics for 14 Jun 1981-2005 - mean: 13.9 °C max: 15.7 °C min: 12.3 °C)


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 Friday (Jun 14) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 2.4m and 12s period with a secondary swell of 1.2m and 8s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Little Wanganui in the next 12 days are 3.5m 11s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jun 16) at 3PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-shore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Tuesday (Jun 18) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Fri 14th Jun)8ft (2.4m) 12s
Best Surf 3PM (Sun 16th Jun)11ft (3.5m) 11s
Most Powerful 3PM (Sun 16th Jun)11ft (3.5m) 11s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Little Wanganui over the next 12 days.

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Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
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Rating
(10 max)
0
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.6
W
2.4
W
2.2
W
1.8
W
1.8
W
1.8
WSW
2.2
NNW
3.5
NW
3
NW
2.5
NW
1.9
WNW
1.5
NW
1.5
NW
1.4
NW
1.6
NW
1.3
NNW
1.3
NNW
1
WNW
1.3
WNW
1.4
NW
1.5
WNW
2.3
WNW
2.1
WNW
1.5
WNW
1
WNW
1.3
NW
1.4
NW
1.4
NW
1.7
WNW
2
NW
1.8
NW
1
WNW
0.6
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.9
W
Period(s) (?)1212131413138111110988888888889987778101010913131313
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)7871602176011901138100954629752258128662731928426434622419713720722125790164525091138215235527784667184141178170268
Wind
(km/h)
10
ESE
5
ESE
5
W
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
NNE
15
NNE
20
N
10
ESE
10
S
5
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
ESE
5
ESE
5
ESE
5
NNW
5
E
5
ENE
5
NNE
5
E
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNE
10
NNW
5
NNE
5
E
10
ESE
5
SW
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
WSW
10
ESE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
offoffglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcrossoffoffoffcross-
off
offoffglassglassoffglassoffoffcross-
off
offcrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
on
glassoffcross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
glassoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
4:21PM
2.36
4:43AM
2.45
5:17PM
2.35
5:37AM
2.43
6:12PM
2.38
6:31AM
2.46
7:04PM
2.45
7:22AM
2.52
7:52PM
2.55
8:11AM
2.61
8:38PM
2.66
8:57AM
2.71
9:23PM
2.77
9:43AM
2.81
10:06PM
2.88
10:27AM
2.89
10:50PM
2.97
11:12AM
2.94
11:34PM
3.03
11:58AM
2.96
12:20AM
3.06
12:45PM
2.94
1:08AM
3.06
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:10AM
0.77
10:29PM
0.85
11:03AM
0.79
11:24PM
0.88
11:56AM
0.79
12:18AM
0.86
12:47PM
0.74
1:10AM
0.80
1:37PM
0.68
2:00AM
0.72
2:24PM
0.60
2:47AM
0.61
3:09PM
0.51
3:32AM
0.50
3:54PM
0.42
4:17AM
0.40
4:38PM
0.34
5:03AM
0.31
5:23PM
0.28
5:49AM
0.25
6:08PM
0.25
6:36AM
0.22
6:55PM
0.26
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Sunrise7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:56--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--7:58--
Sunset-5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:07--5:08--5:08--5:08--5:08--5:09-
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Rain (mm)
153173384631041----12-1---2781441-------
Temp. °C111211111191212101012101414121413111313101313131313121213101213911116
Feels °C (?)101111886888810712121013129121281212121012101013810127883

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 62mm), heaviest during Fri morning. Very mild (max 12°C on Fri afternoon, min 8°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Very mild (max 14°C on Tue morning, min 9°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 32mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Very mild (max 13°C on Thu morning, min 10°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun morning. Very mild (max 13°C on Sun afternoon, min 6°C on Mon night). 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.

Are you planning a holiday in West Coast South Island? If you are looking for accommodation near Little Wanganui, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in West Coast South Island, consider staying in Nelson which is 102 km (63 miles) away.

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