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Outer Cut break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Outer Cut Surf Guide

Outer Cut in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a quite exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. There is no point break. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of the strong rips here.

Outer Cut Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
15.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Outer Cut:

The best conditions reported for surf at Outer Cut occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Outer Cut 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 5% of the time in June while 16% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
5%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
16%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Outer Cut Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 13:42 Local Time
Tuesday 27
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.3
NNW
1.2
NNW
1.0
NNW
0.7
NNW
Period (s) 6 6 6 7
Wind (km/h) 20
SE 5
SSE 5
SSE 5
SSE
Wind State off glass glass off

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Swell History at Outer Cut

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Wind History at Outer Cut

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