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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
Little wanganuiCobden breakwaterSmoothwater baySmoothwater bayBlaketown wedgeSmoothwater bayHaast beachFox riverTauranga bay westportLittle wanganuiHaast beachLittle wanganuiSmoothwater bayLittle wanganuiSmoothwater bayTauranga bay westportSmoothwater bayShingles
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.9

NW
1.5

NNW
2.2

WSW
3.5

WSW
1.8

W
2.5

WSW
3.0

W
2.5

W
2.3

W
3.0

WNW
1.2

WSW
1.5

W
1.5

W
1.4

W
2.5

W
2.0

W
3.5

W
3.0

W
Period(s) (?)99211918161414131313111381415169
Energy(?)639377423975772201373134362708175631445395148062393071169568061137
Wind
(km/h)
10 NNE10
15 N15
15 E15
20 E20
15 NE15
15 NNW15
5 ENE5
10 WNW10
15 NE15
10 SE10
10 W10
5 ENE5
10 ENE10
5 WSW5
5 NW5
5 NW5
20 WSW20
30 WSW30
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onglassoncross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
glasscrossglassglassoncrosscross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:22AM

10:24PM
11:19AM

11:48PM
11:51AM
12:01PM
12:18AM

12:32PM
10:57AM
12:14AM

12:18PM
1:22AM

1:30PM
1:47AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:33PM

5:14AM
5:05PM
4:16AM

5:46AM

6:12PM
6:27AM

6:08PM
6:23AM

7:15PM
7:31AM

4:58PM
7:40PM
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thunderstorm
Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsheavy rainlight rainrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearsome cloudslight rainmod. rainrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- der
Rain (mm)
23219322936--16251510
High °C
171715151615131415171514131414151314
Low °C
161615141613121413131413121413151211
Chill °C (?)
171714141514131314171514121412151112
Sunrise
6:56--7:15--7:13--7:00--7:18--7:05--
Sunset
-6:08--6:07--6:06--6:10--6:00--6:09-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.9

NW
1.5

NNW
2.2

WSW
3.5

WSW
1.8

W
2.5

WSW
3.0

W
2.5

W
2.3

W
3.0

WNW
1.4

NNW
1.5

W
1.5

W
1.4

W
2.5

W
2.0

W
2.0

WSW
1.2

W
Period (s)99211918161414131391113814151716
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

W
0.7

W
1.8

NNW
0.4

WNW
1.9

NNW
0.9

WNW
1.3

N
1.6

NNW
1.4

NW
0.4

NNW
1.2

WSW
1.2

NW
0.2

N
0.5

WSW
1.0

WSW

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-
Period (s)1413988108891013891316---
Wind waves (m) & direction
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-

-
2.2

NE
1.5

N
2.1

N

-

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-
1.7

WNW
3.5

W
3.0

W
Period (s)---688---------7169


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.