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West Coast South Island Surf

Detailed West Coast South Island surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in West Coast South Island. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in West Coast South Island. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in West Coast South Island over the next 7 days. Surf photos from West Coast South Island and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

West Coast South Island Surf Forecast

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West Coast South Island Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the West Coast South Island Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the West Coast South Island coastline are also listed below.

West Coast South Island Photos

West Coast South Island Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in West Coast South Island
Smoothwater baySmoothwater bayBlaketown wedgeSmoothwater baySmoothwater bayHaast beachTauranga bay westportTauranga bay westportShinglesTauranga bay westportSmoothwater bayTauranga bay westportSmoothwater bayBlaketown wedgeShinglesLittle wanganuiSmoothwater bayBlaketown wedge
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.2

WSW
3.0

WSW
1.9

W
2.5

WSW
3.0

W
2.3

W
2.0

W
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WSW
1.5

WNW
2.2

W
2.0

W
3.0

W
2.3

W
4.0

WSW
2.5

W
Period(s) (?)21191916151313121110148131314131514
Energy(?)419969252476313937781835134918711046517561246155813913520184964982593
Wind
(km/h)
15 E15
25 ENE25
15 NE15
5 NNW5
5 NE5
5 SE5
5 SSW5
5 SSE5
20 SW20
5 SW5
15 ENE15
10 NE10
5 NW5
5 NW5
25 WSW25
10 SW10
10 SSW10
5 WSW5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscross-
off
glassglassglassglasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
11:17PM
11:29AM

11:38PM

12:01PM
11:17PM
11:43PM
11:45AM
12:32PM
12:49AM

1:05PM
1:22AM

1:30PM
1:47AM

1:43PM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

5:24AM
4:59PM

5:56AM


5:37AM

6:43PM
6:23AM
4:49AM

5:24AM
7:15PM
7:31AM

7:40PM
7:58AM

rain showers
moderate rain
light rain
thunderstorm
heavy rain
moderate rain
rain showers
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clear
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
moderate rain
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
rain shwrsmod. rainlight rainrisk thund- derheavy rainmod. rainrain shwrsclearclearlight rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsmod. rainrain shwrsclearsome clouds
Rain (mm)
394242972--416510464--
High °C
151616141211141515151315141515121212
Low °C
14141612111111121413121413151410912
Chill °C (?)
141515141211131414131215141513101112
Sunrise
-7:15--7:16--7:03--7:18--7:07--7:20-
Sunset
--6:07--6:13--6:04--6:02--6:00--6:00
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.2

WSW
3.0

WSW
1.9

W
2.5

WSW
3.0

W
2.3

W
2.0

W
2.5

WNW
2.1

WNW
1.7

WNW
1.3

WSW
1.5

WNW
2.2

W
2.0

W
2.5

W
2.3

W
4.0

WSW
2.5

W
Period (s)21191916151313121110148131314131514
Swell2 (m) & direction
1.8

NNW
0.4

WNW
1.9

NNW
1.8

N
1.3

N
1.1

N
1.4

NW

-
1.5

NNW
0.3

WSW
0.6

NW
0.6

W
0.3

WSW

-

-
1.0

W

-

-
Period (s)9888888-101481319--17--
Wind waves (m) & direction
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2.2

NE
1.7

NNW

-
1.8

NNE

-

-

-
0.4

SW

-
1.1

NW
1.3

WNW
2.2

WNW
2.5

W
3.0

W

-

-

-
Period (s)-68-8---3-678814---


West Coast South Island Surf Breaks

river
beach/River Bar
beach
Breakwater
beach/River Bar
beach
beach
beach/river bar
beach and reef
beach
beach
beach
point
beach and point
beach/river bar
breakwater
beach
We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.