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Aramoana Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Aramoana Spit Spot ID

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Aramoana Spit

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Aramoana Spit

Photo credit: Phil Lyons

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.3 °C

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Saturday, 1 October 2016, 00:42 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.3
NE
0.9
ENE
0.9
ENE
0.9
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Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
NE 0
N 5
SW
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Aramoana Spit in Otago is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand, 1 km from Aramoana Spit.

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Aramoana Spit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Portobello, 8 km from Aramoana Spit.

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Overall Aramoana Spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Aramoana Spit Location Map

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Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Aramoana Spit is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Aramoana Spit is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Aramoana Spit and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Aramoana Spit, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Aramoana Spit sea temperature, Aramoana Spit photographs, Aramoana Spit detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Aramoana Spit webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Aramoana Spit 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 Aramoana Spit.