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Wharariki Beach Surf Forecast / Nelson – West Coast / New Zealand

48hr Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 11 Aug 2022 NZST
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Wharariki Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wharariki Beach sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.1 min: 12.3 °C)
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Wharariki Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Wharariki Beach sea temperature is 13.5 °C (Statistics for 11 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 13.1 max: 14.1 min: 12.3 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Nelson - West Coast

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Wharariki Beach (calm at Whanganui Inlet 9 km from Wharariki Beach).

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Actual: 46 min ago

Calm
0 km/h
N
Clean
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How big are the waves at Wharariki Beach today?

The current surf forecast for Wharariki Beach at 2AM is: 0.5m 14s primary swell from a West direction (forecast issued at 11:00pm August 11). An open ocean swell of 0.8m 5s is not directed at the surf break, a second open ocean swell of 1.2m 6s is not directed at the surf break. The wind direction is predicted to be offshore and the swell rating is 2.

Time (NZST) & DateWave HeightWave Period
Morning (12 Aug)1.5ft (0.4m)13s
Afternoon (12 Aug)1.5ft (0.5m)13s
Evening (12 Aug)1.5ft (0.4m)13s

Table - waves today at Wharariki Beach. (Swell directed towards the surf break)

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Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM9AM12PM3PM6PM9PM0AM3AM6AM
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.30.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.33.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.39.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.54.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.57.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.63.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.78.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.81.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.87.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.102.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.105.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.111.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.126.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.129.cc23T newzealand.htsgw.metric.135.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.5
W
0.5
W
0.4
W
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.3
W
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
0.4
W
0.4
WSW
1
W
1.3
W
0.1
N
0.1
W
0.4
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.6
WNW
0.7
NW
1.7
NNW
2.3
NNW
3
NNW
3.5
NNW
3
N
3.5
N
4
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
4
N
4
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
4
N
4
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3
N
3
N
3.5
N
4
N
Period(s) (?)1414141413131313131313161616151515141413134561612121414141314141111781010101010101010101010111112121212111110101010
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)9999103103548987545457334746454239386562555731701546264140626061628111728671915372320214025903092278822522239215328333071322632273298395339673781345028641802164923123139
Wind
(km/h)
20
ESE
10
SE
10
SSW
5
SSE
5
ENE
5
ENE
5
NE
5
WSW
10
S
15
SE
10
SSE
10
SSE
10
SE
10
ESE
5
NNE
5
NNW
5
NW
10
SSW
15
WSW
20
WSW
25
WSW
35
W
40
W
40
W
40
W
35
W
25
W
10
WSW
10
SE
15
ESE
15
ESE
15
NE
25
NE
45
NNE
45
N
50
N
45
N
55
N
55
N
50
NNW
50
NNW
20
NW
20
W
15
W
10
SW
10
S
15
ESE
30
SSE
30
E
35
ESE
40
ENE
65
SE
55
SE
45
SE
35
E
15
NE
5
E
5
SSE
10
SE
5
W
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglassglassglasscross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscrosscrosscrosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onononononononcross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:31PM
3.37
9:57AM
3.28
10:21PM
3.52
10:45AM
3.37
11:07PM
3.59
11:31AM
3.39
11:52PM
3.57
12:15PM
3.34
12:35AM
3.46
12:58PM
3.23
1:17AM
3.27
1:42PM
3.06
2:01AM
3.04
2:27PM
2.87
2:47AM
2.79
Low Tide
/ height (m)
3:47AM
0.09
4:06PM
0.03
4:36AM
-0.04
4:53PM
-0.05
5:22AM
-0.10
5:38PM
-0.05
6:06AM
-0.06
6:22PM
0.04
6:49AM
0.05
7:05PM
0.19
7:32AM
0.23
7:49PM
0.40
8:15AM
0.44
8:36PM
0.62

Note: the tide data above is for Farewell Spit which is 7 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Wharariki Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Wharariki Beach blow from the S

Friday
12
Saturday
13
Sunday
14
Monday
15
Tuesday
16
Wednesday
17
Thursday
18
Friday
19
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C1098877789998889999899101010101010101010111213141414141414151514141413131311131315121213131414131313
Feels °C (?)56565656766655777644321113477689966564476111211111110587901471214131213
Sunrise----7:22-------7:22-------7:20-------7:18-------7:18-------7:16-------7:15-------
Sunset------5:45-------5:45-------5:46-------5:47-------5:49-------5:50-------5:51-----

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