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Outer Cut break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Outer Cut Surf Guide

Outer Cut in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a reasonably exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds blow 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. No point break here. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Outer Cut Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.7°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).

Explore Outer Cut Location Map

Interactive Outer Cut surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Outer Cut is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Outer Cut is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Outer Cut Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 18 October 2021, 20:54 Local Time
MonTuesday 19
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m)
1
N
0.9
N
0.7
N
0.6
N
Period (s) 9 9 8 8
Wind (km/h)
10
10
10
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at Outer Cut

Surf stats for Outer Cut, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Outer Cut

Wind stats for Outer Cut, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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