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Magnets ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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Magnets Surf Guide

Magnets in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed reef break. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Offshore winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from southeast winds. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. There is no reef break. Crowds are never a problem here. Beware of - Urchins - Rocks.

Magnets Spot Info

Icon  reefReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
rarely breaks12.9°C

Surfing Magnets:

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

Surf Forecasts:

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Magnets sea temperature, Magnets photographs, Magnets detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Magnets webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and Magnets tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Magnets

Magnets Surf:

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 13:32 Local time
Sunday 05
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 7 8 9
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Whangamoa, 2 km from Magnets.

IS AT (local time)

Magnets Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson College, 27 km from Magnets.


Recent light rain
Air temperature
12.0 °C

Current weather near Magnets

Overall Magnets Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Magnets: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Magnets: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Hori Bay and Magnets from Pepin Island photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Magnets Location Maps

Magnets Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Nelson - Tasman Bay surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Magnets

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Magnets:

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Wave buoys nearest to Magnets:

Tide stations nearest to Magnets:

  • Closest tide station
    Croiselles, South Island
    10 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Elaine Bay
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Elmslie Bay
    22 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Magnets is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Magnets is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Magnets and is 175 km (109 miles) away.
Magnets break location map and break info