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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 2.7

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Banks Peninsula – Magnet Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Canterbury, New Zealand)

Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay Spot ID

winter session, Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay photo

Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay

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another winter session, Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay photo

Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay

Photo credit: samuel peyre

sunset and fire, Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay photo

Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay

Photo credit: samuel peyre

Sunset at magnet, Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay photo

Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.1 °C

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 06:22 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.9
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Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
NNW 0
ENE 10
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Magnet Bay in Banks Peninsular is an exposed reef and point break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast.The break here is a left hand point. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Diamond Harbour, 27 km from Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay.

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Town and city forecasts close to Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay:

  • Closest city location
    23 mi
  • Second closest city location
    85 mi
  • Third closest city location
    173 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    178 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    181 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 135 km (84 miles) away.
  • Third is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand is 195 km (121 miles) away.
  • Glentanner Airport (MON), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay and is 214 km (133 miles) away.
Banks Peninsula - Magnet Bay break location map and break info

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