Karitane Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Karitane Point Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Otago, New Zealand)

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Karitane Point Spot ID:

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 23:36 Local time

Sun Monday 30
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 15
WNW 35
WSW 45
Wind State cross-
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Karitane Point in Otago is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of sharks/rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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At Portobello, 22 km from Karitane Point.


Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Karitane Point

Overall Karitane Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Karitane Point

mata kino from NEW ZEALAND writes:

Good wave, when solid it has a couple of staunch local boys. Good guys if you're not an asshole. Pick up your rubbish respect the area and locals and you will have a good day.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Karitane Point:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Pipeline (Dunedin) 1 mi
Second closest break Possums Reef 6 mi
Third closest break Warrington 6 mi
Fourth closest break Potato Point 7 mi
Fifth closest break Otago Peninsula - Long Beach 7 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Karitane Point:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4756 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4810 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5055 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5116 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5266 mi

Tide stations nearest to Karitane Point:

Closest tide station Otago Harbour Entrance 10 mi
Second closest tide station Port Chalmers 12 mi
Third closest tide station Dunedin 19 mi
Fourth closest tide station Oamaru 39 mi
Fifth closest tide station Nugget Point 70 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Karitane Point:

Closest ski area Awakino Ski Area (New Zealand) 62 mi
Second closest ski area Snow Park/Snow Farm (New Zealand) 94 mi
Third closest ski area Snow Park (New Zealand) 94 mi
Fourth closest ski area Cardrona (New Zealand) 98 mi
Fifth closest ski area Remarkables (New Zealand) 99 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Karitane Point:

Closest city location Dunedin (New Zealand) 18 mi
Second closest city location Timaru (New Zealand) 90 mi
Third closest city location Invercargill (New Zealand) 124 mi
Fourth closest city location Christchurch (New Zealand) 175 mi
Fifth closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 328 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Karitane Point is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Karitane Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Karitane Point and is 155 km (96 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Karitane Point, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Karitane Point sea temperature, Karitane Point photographs, Karitane Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Karitane Point webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Karitane 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 Karitane Point.


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