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Tahunanui Beach Surf Guide

Tahunanui Beach in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a sheltered beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown.

Tahunanui Beach Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
15.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tahunanui Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tahunanui Beach occur when a North-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the South.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tahunanui Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 4% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 96% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Tahunanui Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 21:28 Local Time
WedThursday 29
Wave (m) 0.1
Period (s) 8 8 8 7
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
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Swell History at Tahunanui Beach

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

Wind History at Tahunanui Beach

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

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