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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Saturday 29 Jan 2022 NZDT
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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 19.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.6 min: 16.2 °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 19.3 °C (Statistics for 29 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 18.2 max: 19.6 min: 16.2 °C)

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

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Calm
5 km/h
WSW
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 Sunday (Jan 30) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.9m and 5s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 14s. 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 4.0m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Feb 02) at 7PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.3m 6s period and expected on Saturday (Feb 05) at 1AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Sun 30th Jan)3ft (0.9m) 5s
Best Surf 4PM (Sat 5th Feb)10ft (3.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 7PM (Wed 2nd Feb)13ft (4.0m) 10s

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
Sat
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
Thu
10
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0.3
NNW
0.3
N
0.3
N
0.9
WSW
0.3
WSW
0.3
W
0.5
W
0.6
W
0.6
W
1.3
N
1.7
N
2.5
N
4
N
3.5
N
3.5
N
3
N
2
NNW
0.8
W
0.9
W
0.6
W
0.8
N
3
NNW
2.3
NNW
1.4
N
0.9
WSW
0.7
WSW
0.5
WSW
0.5
W
0.4
WSW
0.4
WSW
0.5
W
0.7
WSW
0.8
WSW
1
W
0.8
WSW
0.7
W
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40
W
40
WSW
20
WSW
20
WSW
10
SSE
25
ESE
15
E
10
ESE
10
ESE
5
N
10
ENE
20
E
45
NNE
50
N
55
N
45
N
15
NW
15
N
25
NNE
30
ESE
25
ESE
25
ESE
25
E
30
NNW
45
NNE
70
SE
65
SE
50
SE
35
ESE
35
ESE
10
E
30
NW
15
SE
30
E
15
E
15
E
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off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
oncross-
on
crossononononcross-
on
oncross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
oncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscrosscross
8:36PM
2.89
9:11AM
3.05
9:38PM
3.04
10:08AM
3.25
10:33PM
3.19
10:59AM
3.42
11:23PM
3.30
11:47AM
3.52
12:10AM
3.35
12:31PM
3.55
12:54AM
3.33
1:14PM
3.49
1:36AM
3.25
1:55PM
3.35
2:18AM
3.11
2:36PM
3.16
3:00AM
2.94
3:18PM
2.94
3:45AM
2.76
4:04PM
2.72
4:35AM
2.59
4:56PM
2.52
5:34AM
2.45
2:52AM
0.43
3:27PM
0.39
3:51AM
0.27
4:23PM
0.20
4:44AM
0.11
5:14PM
0.06
5:32AM
0.01
6:01PM
-0.03
6:17AM
-0.02
6:46PM
-0.03
7:00AM
0.02
7:28PM
0.03
7:43AM
0.13
8:10PM
0.17
8:24AM
0.30
8:51PM
0.34
9:07AM
0.50
9:33PM
0.54
9:53AM
0.71
10:20PM
0.74
10:45AM
0.90
11:14PM
0.90
11:48AM
1.04

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

Sat
29
Sunday
30
Monday
31
Tuesday
01
Wednesday
02
Thursday
03
Friday
04
Saturday
05
Sunday
06
Monday
07
Tuesday
08
Wednesday
09
Thu
10
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Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 20°C on Sun afternoon, min 16°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the W on Sat afternoon, calm by Sun afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 121mm), heaviest during Wed afternoon. Warm (max 21°C on Tue afternoon, min 19°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Tue afternoon, near gales from the N by Thu morning).

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 257mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 21°C on Sat night, min 16°C on Sun afternoon). Mainly gales.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 49mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Very mild (max 19°C on Tue afternoon, min 16°C on Mon afternoon). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the SE on Mon afternoon, light winds from the E by Tue afternoon).

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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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