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The Glen ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.8

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The Glen break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

The Glen Surf Guide

The Glen in Nelson - Tasman Bay is an exposed beach break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the southeast and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. The beach breaks favour rights. Best around mid tide. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Take care of - Urchins - Rocks.

The Glen Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
12.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing The Glen:

The best conditions reported for surf at The Glen occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:
New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view The Glen sea temperature, The Glen photographs, The Glen detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, The Glen webcams, current wind from Nelson - Tasman Bay live weather stations and The Glen tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around The Glen

The Glen Surf:

Monday, 10 August 2020, 23:32 Local time
MonTuesday 11
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 6 4 4 17
Wind (km/h) 20
SW 15
SW 15
SW 10
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Tide Times:

For Cable Bay, 4 km from The Glen.

IS AT (local time)

The Glen Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Nelson College, 14 km from The Glen.


Air temperature
7.6 °C

Current weather near The Glen

Overall The Glen Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for The Glen: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for The Glen: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Fast Rights, The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Glen Low Water, The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Glen Rights, The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Winter surf at The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Whats really goin' On., The Glen photo

The Glen

Photo credit: Mark Nichols

The Glen Location Maps

The Glen Location Map

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Surf spots located close to The GlenShoreline around The GlenRoads and rivers around The Glen

Use this relief map to navigate to Nelson - Tasman Bay surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of The Glen

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to The Glen:

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Wave buoys nearest to The Glen:

Tide stations nearest to The Glen:

  • Closest tide station
    8 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    15 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Croiselles, South Island
    18 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    19 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to The Glen is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to The Glen is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 56 km (35 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 139 km (86 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to The Glen and is 162 km (101 miles) away.
The Glen break location map and break info