Re: Whats been happening in marlborough??


The Marlborough nor-westers are similar but more powerful then the ones I experienced while living in Christchurch.

Port Underwood can be sheltered during nor-westers, Typically the western side of the Queen Charlotte and Pelorus sound should also be fairly calm. Anything next to Tasman bay is likely to be exposed.

Earlier this year I paddled across the QC during a strong nor-wester. Going into the bay on the far side I was being blown backwards during the gusts (It got funnelled down the bay) but once on shore it was nearly calm because the wind was blowing across our heads. But it was gale force 20m from the beach…