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Campbells Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.6

Overall: 3.3

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Campbells Bay Spot ID

Campells Bay, Campbells Bay photo

Campbells Bay

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.6 °C

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Sunday, 24 March 2019, 17:37 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 10
NE 5
N 5
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Campbells Bay in N Otago is an exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For All Day Bay, 2 km from Campbells Bay.

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Campbells Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Oamaru, 10 km from Campbells Bay.


Air temperature
19.6 °C

Current weather near Campbells Bay

Overall Campbells Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Campbells Bay is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Campbells Bay is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Campbells Bay and is 141 km (88 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Campbells Bay, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Campbells Bay sea temperature, Campbells Bay photographs, Campbells Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Campbells Bay webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Campbells Bay 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 Campbells Bay.