Kairaki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Kairaki Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Canterbury, New Zealand)


Kairaki Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.6 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2015, 05:33 Local time

Thursday 02
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 5 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
WNW 10
Wind State cross-

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Kairaki Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

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Tide Times:

For Kaiapoi, 6 km from Kairaki Beach.

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Kairaki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Christchurch International Airport, 16 km from Kairaki Beach.


Air temperature
R20 °C

Current weather near Kairaki Beach

Overall Kairaki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Also see Kairaki Beach surf quality by season and Kairaki Beach surf quality by month.

Kairaki Beach Location Maps

Kairaki Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Kairaki Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break New Brighton Beach 6 mi
Second closest break Waikuku Beach 7 mi
Third closest break Trolley's 8 mi
Fourth closest break Lone Pine Brighton 9 mi
Fifth closest break Eddies South Shore 12 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Kairaki Beach:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4569 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4624 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4869 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4930 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5078 mi

Tide stations nearest to Kairaki Beach:

Closest tide station Kaiapoi 4 mi
Second closest tide station Christchurch 11 mi
Third closest tide station Lyttelton 14 mi
Fourth closest tide station Akaroa 30 mi
Fifth closest tide station Kaikoura 84 mi

snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Kairaki Beach:

Closest ski area Craigieburn (New Zealand) 54 mi
Second closest ski area Mount Cheeseman (New Zealand) 54 mi
Third closest ski area Porters (New Zealand) 54 mi
Fourth closest ski area Broken River (New Zealand) 55 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Olympus (New Zealand) 57 mi

city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Kairaki Beach:

Closest city location Christchurch (New Zealand) 11 mi
Second closest city location Timaru (New Zealand) 101 mi
Third closest city location Blenheim (New Zealand) 144 mi
Fourth closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 149 mi
Fifth closest city location Wellington (New Zealand) 180 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Kairaki Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kairaki Beach is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 159 km (99 miles) away.
Kairaki Beach break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kairaki Beach, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Kairaki Beach sea temperature, Kairaki Beach photographs, Kairaki Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kairaki Beach webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Kairaki 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 Kairaki Beach.


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