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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 Spot ID

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Karitane Point

Photo credit: Maurice Ellis

Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 9.1 °C

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 14:47 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
NE
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ENE
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0.4
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Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 30
WSW 25
SW 30
SW
Wind State cross-
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Karitane Point in Otago is an exposed point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. Best around high tide. Rarely crowded here. Take care of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Karitane Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Portobello, 22 km from Karitane Point.

light winds from the NE

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Current weather near Karitane Point

Overall Karitane Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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Also see Karitane Point surf quality by season and Karitane Point surf quality by month.

Karitane Point Location Maps

Karitane Point Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Karitane Point:

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Wave buoys nearest to Karitane Point:

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
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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

Airports

  • 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.
Karitane Point break location map and break info

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.