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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

Overall: 2.9

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Kairaki Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 08:39 Local time
Sunday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 10 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
NE 10
N 40
Wind State off cross-
cross off

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Kairaki Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kaiapoi, 6 km from Kairaki Beach.

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Kairaki Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kaiapoi, 4 km from Kairaki Beach.


Air temperature
22.3 °C

Current weather near Kairaki Beach

Overall Kairaki Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • 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.
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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.