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Kaka Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Kaka Point Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 21:31 Local time
WedThursday 20
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 10
N 5
NNW 10
NW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross-

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Kaka Point in Catlins is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nugget Point, New Zealand, 5 km from Kaka Point.

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At Tokoiti, 33 km from Kaka Point.


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Overall Kaka Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Kaka Point is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kaka Point is Invercargill Airport (IVC), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 137 km (85 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kaka Point and is 188 km (117 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kaka Point, Catlins. Use the tab navigation above to view Kaka Point sea temperature, Kaka Point photographs, Kaka Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kaka Point webcams, current wind from Catlins live weather stations and Kaka Point 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 Kaka Point.