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Pohara Beach Surf Guide

Pohara Beach in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a very sheltered beach break. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Surfable in an onshore breeze Short period wind swells are the rule and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Pohara Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
12.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Pohara Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Pohara Beach occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

Explore Pohara Beach Location Map

Interactive Pohara Beach 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 Pohara Beach is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Pohara Beach is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 113 km (70 miles) away.

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Pohara Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 18 August 2022, 23:07 Local Time
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Swell History at Pohara Beach

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

Wind History at Pohara Beach

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

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