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Amberley Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Amberley Beach Spot ID

Amberley Beach (Carpark venue) photo

Amberley Beach

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Amberley solitude, Amberley Beach photo

Amberley Beach

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Clean swell, Amberley Beach photo

Amberley Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Small groundy. Nice high tide peaks., Amberley Beach photo

Amberley Beach

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 06:52 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
N 10
N 10
Wind State cross-

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Amberley Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Amberley Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Limestone Hills, 18 km from Amberley Beach.


Air temperature
1.5 °C

Current weather near Amberley Beach

Overall Amberley Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Amberley Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Amberley Beach is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Third is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 177 km (110 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand is 188 km (117 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Amberley Beach and is 205 km (127 miles) away.
Amberley Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Amberley Beach, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Amberley Beach sea temperature, Amberley Beach photographs, Amberley Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Amberley Beach webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Amberley Beach tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Amberley Beach.