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Kekerengu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Kekerengu Spot ID

Kekerengu small swell photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.5 °C

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 09:38 Local time
Wednesday 20
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 10 10 4 5
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
NNW 20
N 20
Wind State off cross-
cross cross

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Kekerengu in Kaikoura is an exposed point break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Kekerengu (0 km).

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Kekerengu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Te Rapa Wharanui wx, 4 km from Kekerengu.


Air temperature
20.0 °C

Current weather near Kekerengu

Buoy Data:

At Tory East Head Buoy, 51 miles from Kekerengu.

  3AM 4AM 5AM 6AM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.390
Average period (s) 5.7 6.8 7.1 6.5

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Overall Kekerengu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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Kekerengu Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Kekerengu:


  • The closest passenger airport to Kekerengu is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 49 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kekerengu is Wellington International Airport (WLG), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) in New Zealand is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Masterton Airport (MRO), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Kekerengu and is 166 km (103 miles) away.
Kekerengu break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kekerengu, Kaikoura and Marlborough. Use the tab navigation above to view Kekerengu sea temperature, Kekerengu photographs, Kekerengu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kekerengu webcams, current wind from Kaikoura and Marlborough live weather stations and Kekerengu 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 Kekerengu.