Eastbourne has dramatic weather being situated adjacent to Wellington Harbour and Cook Strait. Access via the coastal road can be closed by high seas and it’s important to check conditions when the weather is bad. The coast road out to Pencarrow can also be dangerous in storm conditions. The communities are squashed into the hills, so flooding can also occur, and strong winds are always possible. The harbour must be treated with respect, with rapid and dramatic weather changes always possible, so always check the forecast and tides, and make sure to be safely prepared when venturing out onto the water.
Centerport has wind meters around the harbour and tide prediction and observation to help your decisions. The ones here are provided for your convenience but there are more on the Centerport website and through other services such as Metservice Wellington and the Marine Recreational forecast.
Front Lead is towards the harbour entrance off Seatoun, Seaview is of course the wharf at Point Howard.