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Long Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Long Point Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.9 °C

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Monday, 17 June 2019, 23:08 Local time
MonTuesday 18
Wave (m) 2.5
Period (s) 7 8 9 9
Wind (km/h) 30
SW 25
WSW 25
WSW 15
Wind State on on on cross-

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Long Point in Catlins is a reasonably exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast.There is a left hand point break here. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Long Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Tokoiti, 58 km from Long Point.

light winds from the SW

Recent light rain
Air temperature
6.5 °C

Current weather near Long Point

Overall Long Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to Long Point is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 86 km (53 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Long Point is Invercargill Airport (IVC), also in New Zealand, 99 km (61 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand is 185 km (115 miles) away.
  • Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Long Point and is 189 km (117 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Long Point, Catlins. Use the tab navigation above to view Long Point sea temperature, Long Point photographs, Long Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Long Point webcams, current wind from Catlins live weather stations and Long 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 Long Point.