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Wharariki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.0

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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 14 Apr 2021 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 17.7 °C (Statistics for 14 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 18.1 min: 14.7 °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 17.7 °C (Statistics for 14 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 16.7 max: 18.1 min: 14.7 °C)

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

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Actual: 59 min ago

Calm
2 km/h
SW
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Wharariki Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Wharariki Beach over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Apr 15) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.7m and 10s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Wharariki Beach in the next 12 days are 2.5m 18s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (Apr 17) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 4s period and expected on Tuesday (Apr 20) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Thu 15th Apr)5.5ft (1.7m) 10s
Best Surf 3AM (Sat 17th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 17s
Most Powerful12AM (Sat 17th Apr)8ft (2.5m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Wharariki Beach over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wed
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Mon
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
5410100455530232430022333311011113310
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T newzealand.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
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
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2.4
WNW
1.7
WNW
1.7
W
1.4
WNW
1.9
W
1.5
W
2.1
W
2.5
W
2.4
W
2.2
W
1.9
W
1.9
W
2
W
1.6
W
1.9
W
1.9
W
1.5
W
1.8
W
1.6
W
1.3
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1.1
W
1
W
0.8
W
0.7
W
0.6
W
0.7
W
1.6
NW
1.6
NW
3
NW
2.5
WNW
1.9
WNW
1.4
W
1.1
W
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162252745525740325123164112289622851555144314018751256134810651756132280151049648242334021215311961319375298219901069633465
5
SE
20
WSW
35
W
40
W
35
WSW
30
W
45
W
50
WSW
20
SW
25
WSW
25
SW
40
WSW
50
W
45
WSW
45
WSW
45
W
30
WSW
15
NW
20
NNE
30
NNE
30
ESE
10
WNW
10
N
10
SSW
15
WSW
10
SSW
15
W
15
NNW
20
NW
20
NNE
25
E
15
SE
30
ESE
30
SE
40
SE
45
SSE
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
oncross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoncross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
11:38PM
3.16
11:52AM
3.08
12:11AM
3.07
12:26PM
2.96
12:46AM
2.95
1:02PM
2.81
1:25AM
2.81
1:43PM
2.65
2:10AM
2.66
2:33PM
2.51
3:06AM
2.54
3:38PM
2.41
4:15AM
2.50
4:54PM
2.41
5:30AM
2.57
6:08PM
2.54
6:36AM
2.75
7:10PM
2.76
7:32AM
2.99
8:02PM
3.01
8:22AM
3.24
8:50PM
3.26
9:08AM
3.45
5:46AM
0.32
6:01PM
0.32
6:20AM
0.43
6:35PM
0.44
6:56AM
0.56
7:11PM
0.59
7:36AM
0.71
7:54PM
0.75
8:24AM
0.86
8:46PM
0.88
9:25AM
0.96
9:52PM
0.96
10:39AM
0.96
11:08PM
0.94
11:53AM
0.84
12:18AM
0.81
12:56PM
0.63
1:18AM
0.59
1:50PM
0.36
2:10AM
0.35
2:38PM
0.11
2:58AM
0.13

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

Wed
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
Friday
23
Saturday
24
Sunday
25
Mon
26
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
moderate rain
heavy rain
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
rain showers
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161416161616161414151314151516161516161516161414161315161516161616161616
161614151415151213131112121414141515151614161615151415171616161414141414
--6:58--6:58--7:00--7:01--7:01--7:03--7:03--7:05--7:05--7:07--7:07--7:09
6:00--6:00--5:58--5:57--5:54--5:53--5:52--5:51--5:50--5:47--5:46--5:45--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Thu afternoon, min 14°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Fri afternoon, calm by Sat morning).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Very mild (max 16°C on Sun night, min 13°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Sun afternoon, light winds from the NNE by Tue morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 54mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very mild (max 17°C on Tue night, min 13°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Tue night, calm by Thu morning).

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 45mm), heaviest during Fri night. Very mild (max 17°C on Fri afternoon, min 15°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (light winds from the NNW on Fri afternoon, strong winds from the SE by Sun night).

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Information about the Wharariki Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Wharariki Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Wharariki Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Wharariki Beach 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 (Wharariki Beach) 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 Wharariki Beach 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.

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