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Tahunanui bar Surf Guide

Tahunanui bar in Nelson - Tasman Bay is a fairly exposed sandbar break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Does not handle onshore winds very well Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northwest. The sandbar breaks peel to the left. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Tahunanui bar Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
17.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tahunanui bar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tahunanui bar 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 bar (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Tahunanui bar 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 4% of the time in June while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 81% 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 bar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 27 November 2020, 13:09 Local Time
Friday 27
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 8 7 - 7
Wind (km/h) 20
WSW 25
WSW 25
WSW 25
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Tahunanui bar

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

Wind History at Tahunanui bar

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

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