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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

Overall: 3.4

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Karitane Point Spot ID

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Karitane Point

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Karitane Point

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.6 °C

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Thursday, 13 December 2018, 15:53 Local time
Thursday 13Fri
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 10
NE 15
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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.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Air temperature
15.6 °C

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Overall Karitane Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • 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.