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Blue Duck Stream Surf Photo: 'Iron Gate after the Uplift from the Kaikoura Earthquake' by Rob Davies

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Open ocean wave model on 15 November at 12 pm

Forecast wind and swell just offshore from Blue Duck Stream around the time the photo was taken

Iron Gate after the Uplift from the Kaikoura Earthquake, Blue Duck Stream
user: Rob Davies (724 photos)
photo taken at: 11:32 am 15 Nov 2016

Iron Gate after the Uplift from the Kaikoura Earthquake

New Zealand | Blue Duck Stream

Average rating: 4.0
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Uploaded so this site can figure where the tide was at the time of this image. That way we will get some idea of how much uplift there is at Iron Gate. This may not even be at low tide! First impressions for the Kaikoura breaks is that high water is now about where low water was at Kahutara and with that effect increasing as we go north to about Clarence. I have never seen the tide this low at Iron Gate and I fear the spot may no longer work at all.