Continent
Oceania
Country
New Zealand
Next Big City
Nelson
Next Town
Port Puponga
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Small wave
Hazards:
Animals, Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Shells, Trees, Fence
Beach Users:
None

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
WSW, W, WNW
Main Direction:
W

What's great about the Farewell Spit is that the wind can be coming from any direction with a medium to long walk a new spot can be found. Just behind the spot on the West coast is a bit wavy but is a good spot when the wind is blowing East. The Spit is almost always windy with a consistent wind.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

A 4 km walk from the car park, but well worth the hike if you are in the area.

Extra information

Rules
None

I was worried about kiteboarding in this location because it is a bird sanctuary but when I ask at the cafe I was told that the Nelson kiteboard team kites here all the time.

Nightlife

No nightlife.

Continent
Oceania
Country
New Zealand
Next Big City
Nelson
Next Town
Port Puponga
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Small wave
Hazards:
Animals, Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Shells, Trees, Fence
Beach Users:
None

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

Wind

Best Months:
No information
Wind Type:
No information
Best Direction:
WSW, W, WNW
Main Direction:
W

What's great about the Farewell Spit is that the wind can be coming from any direction with a medium to long walk a new spot can be found. Just behind the spot on the West coast is a bit wavy but is a good spot when the wind is blowing East. The Spit is almost always windy with a consistent wind.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

A 4 km walk from the car park, but well worth the hike if you are in the area.

Extra information

Rules
None

I was worried about kiteboarding in this location because it is a bird sanctuary but when I ask at the cafe I was told that the Nelson kiteboard team kites here all the time.

Nightlife

No nightlife.