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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

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 8.9 °C

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Monday, 16 July 2018, 13:16 Local time
Monday 16Tue
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 9 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 20
N 20
NNW 25
Wind State cross-

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Amberley Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent 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. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east southeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. 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 coast Amberley wx, 5 km from Amberley Beach.

moderate winds from the N

Air temperature
13.1 °C

Current weather near Amberley Beach

Overall Amberley Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Amberley Beach Location Map

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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.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.