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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Kaka Point (light winds from the NW at Kaka Point RD 1 Balclutha wx 3 km from Kaka Point). 1.5m 10 s period swell from ENE with an additional 1.2m 10 s period swell from SW
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Light
15.8 km/h
NW
Cross-Off
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Kaka Point Surf Forecast / Catlins / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 NZST

Kaka Point surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Kaka Point sea temperature is 10.2 °C (Statistics for 18 Jul 1981-2005 - mean: 9.3 max: 10.8 min: 7.9 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1
ENE
1
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0.9
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
0.9
SSW
0.8
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
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1.7
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0.8
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1
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2.2
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1.6
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0.8
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0.9
NE
0.9
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0.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)1010112019181716161615171015101099101051716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)23219418345950654133045466942727654791441039447432522522112547410447
Wind
(km/h)
10
NW
5
N
10
NNW
10
NW
10
WSW
10
NNE
10
N
10
N
15
N
25
NE
35
W
35
WNW
30
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25
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15
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20
WNW
10
W
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
NNE
10
NNW
5
NNW
5
N
Wind State(?)cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
offcross-
on
crosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


7:32PM
2.41
8:02AM
2.38

8:32PM
2.33
9:05AM
2.31

9:35PM
2.28
10:07AM
2.27

10:35PM
2.25
11:06AM
2.26

11:31PM
2.24
12:00PM
2.26

12:23AM
2.25

12:49PM
2.27
1:10AM
2.26


Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:19PM
0.66
1:46AM
0.78

2:16PM
0.77
2:45AM
0.87

3:13PM
0.88

3:45AM
0.94
4:12PM
0.97

4:45AM
0.98
5:11PM
1.03

5:42AM
0.99

6:09PM
1.04
6:35AM
0.98

7:01PM
1.03
7:24AM
0.94

Note: the tide data above is for Nugget Point, New Zealand which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kaka Point.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Kaka Point blow from the WSW.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
1113910129111312171089108898710778
Low °C
8118711781211129779669559567
Chill °C (?)
1013791181012101664576587610557
Sunrise
8:15--8:15--8:14--8:14--8:12--8:11--8:11--8:10-
Sunset
-5:16--5:17--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:23
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 2mm), mostly falling on Sat afternoon. Cool air temperatures (max 17°C on Sat morning, min 7°C on Thu morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the N on Wed afternoon, fresh winds from the W by Sat afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Wed morning. Cool air temperatures (max 10°C on Sun afternoon, min 5°C on Mon night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the WNW on Sat night, calm by Mon afternoon).

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Information about the Kaka Point Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kaka Point provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kaka Point can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kaka Point surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Kaka Point) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Kaka Point may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Kaka Point is 81 km (50 miles) from Dunedin. If you plan a holiday in Catlins, look for hotels and other accommodation in Dunedin. Dunedin has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.