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Schnappers Point Surf Forecast / Nelson – Tasman Bay / New Zealand

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Wednesday 07 Dec 2022 NZDT
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Schnappers Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Schnappers Point sea temperature is 18.0 °C (Statistics for 07 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 17.0 min: 13.4 °C)
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Schnappers Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Schnappers Point sea temperature is 18.0 °C (Statistics for 07 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 15.1 max: 17.0 min: 13.4 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - Tasman Bay

  1. weather stationWind Update Offshore wind reported 9 km from Schnappers Point (light winds from the SE at Nelson East wx 9 km from Schnappers Point).

    Schnappers Point
  2. weather stationWind Update Recent on-shore wind 25 km from Whangamoa has fallen light (calm at Canvastown). Waves cleaning up.

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Moderate
18 km/h
SE
Cross-Off
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Schnappers Point this week:

The surf forecast for Schnappers Point over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Friday (Dec 09) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.7m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.2m and 13s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Schnappers Point in the next 12 days are 1.5m 7s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Dec 11) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 4s period and expected on Wednesday (Dec 07) at 10PM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Fri 9th Dec)2.5ft (0.7m) 7s
Best Surf 1AM (Sun 11th Dec)5ft (1.5m) 7s
Most Powerful 1AM (Sun 11th Dec)5ft (1.5m) 7s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Schnappers Point over the next 12 days.

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Wed
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Mon
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.4
N
0.5
N
0.6
N
0.6
N
0.7
N
0.6
N
1.2
N
1.3
N
1.5
NNW
0.9
NNW
1.2
N
0.8
N
0.4
N
0.4
NNE
0.2
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.2
N
0.2
N
0.4
N
0.6
N
0.2
NNW
0.7
N
0.9
NNW
0.9
NNW
0.9
N
0.5
N
0.3
N
0.3
N
0.1
N
0.1
N
0.1
NE
0.2
NNW
0.1
N
Period(s) (?)131398777767766555515151313125126676665542414
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)131325333439523489145204681043778244141344201432687368166500014
Wind
(km/h)
10
ESE
10
SE
5
N
5
N
5
S
0
NW
5
SSW
5
N
15
N
10
NNE
5
NNW
5
N
25
NNW
5
WSW
5
NNW
15
N
5
SSE
0
NW
10
NNE
0
SE
10
N
10
NE
5
ENE
0
S
5
W
5
S
0
SSW
10
N
5
SW
5
NNW
20
N
5
W
10
NW
25
NW
10
W
5
NW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
offglasscross-
on
glassglassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
on
onononglassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscross-
on
cross-
on
glassglassglassglassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncrosscross-
on
oncrosscross-
on
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:22PM
3.06
10:43AM
3.20
11:00PM
3.08
11:20AM
3.22
11:37PM
3.07
11:56AM
3.20
12:14AM
3.03
12:32PM
3.16
12:50AM
2.95
1:09PM
3.08
1:29AM
2.86
1:48PM
2.98
2:10AM
2.75
2:30PM
2.87
2:55AM
2.64
3:17PM
2.77
3:47AM
2.56
4:09PM
2.69
4:45AM
2.53
5:08PM
2.65
5:48AM
2.56
6:10PM
2.67
6:50AM
2.66
Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:28AM
0.33
4:52PM
0.35
5:05AM
0.31
5:29PM
0.34
5:42AM
0.33
6:06PM
0.36
6:18AM
0.38
6:44PM
0.41
6:55AM
0.45
7:22PM
0.50
7:34AM
0.55
8:03PM
0.59
8:15AM
0.66
8:47PM
0.69
9:00AM
0.77
9:36PM
0.77
9:52AM
0.88
10:31PM
0.82
10:52AM
0.94
11:32PM
0.82
11:58AM
0.93
12:36AM
0.75

Note: the tide data above is for Cable Bay which is 8 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Schnappers Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Schnappers Point blow from the SSE

Wed
07
Thursday
08
Friday
09
Saturday
10
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Mon
19
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
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Rain (mm)
-----92214131-1-------2----31---------
Temp. °C161115171513141617171618181619181520201616181718171718201719201620211619
Low °C15913161313141517161516181317171319191516171617171617191418191318201317
Feels °C (?)13812161413141616181614141517161518181616181819181819201916171517161416
Sunrise--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:48--5:48--5:48
Sunset8:47--8:49--8:49--8:50--8:51--8:52--8:52--8:53--8:53--8:54--8:55--8:55--

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 9°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sat afternoon. Warm (max 20°C on Tue morning, min 13°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Warm (max 20°C on Tue afternoon, min 15°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 21°C on Sun afternoon, min 13°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Schnappers Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Schnappers Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Schnappers Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Schnappers Point 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 (Schnappers Point) 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 Schnappers Point 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 Nelson - Tasman Bay? If you are looking for accommodation near Schnappers Point, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Nelson - Tasman Bay, consider staying in Nelson which is 14 km (9 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Blenheim which is 62 km (39 miles) away