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Meatworks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.8

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Meatworks Spot ID

Meatworks A-frame photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

Meatworks - Katabatic wind and Moon at Perigee photo


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Record of a small east swell, Meatworks photo


Photo credit: Rob Davies

2-3 ft that day.. Clean and uncrowded, Meatworks photo


Photo credit: Vinnie jago

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 17.0 °C

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Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:34 Local time
Friday 22
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
NNW 10
Wind State cross-

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Meatworks (near Maungamanu) in Kaikoura is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore.. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Blue Duck Stream, 4 km from Meatworks.

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Meatworks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kaikoura, 12 km from Meatworks.

light winds from the SW

Air temperature
22.4 °C

Current weather near Meatworks

Overall Meatworks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in February

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  • The closest passenger airport to Meatworks is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Meatworks is Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Wellington International Airport (WLG) in New Zealand, 140 km (87 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand is 164 km (102 miles) away.
  • Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Meatworks and is 187 km (116 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Meatworks, Kaikoura and Marlborough. Use the tab navigation above to view Meatworks sea temperature, Meatworks photographs, Meatworks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Meatworks webcams, current wind from Kaikoura and Marlborough live weather stations and Meatworks 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 Meatworks.