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Moeraki ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Moeraki Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 22:14 Local time
WedThursday 13
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
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Moeraki in N Otago is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the west southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the north northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is also a right hand reef break.. Best around high tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Lighthouse (Spot C), 3 km from Moeraki.

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Moeraki Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waianakarua Herbert wx, 12 km from Moeraki.


Air temperature
12.4 °C

Current weather near Moeraki

Overall Moeraki Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to Moeraki is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Moeraki is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 80 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand is 122 km (76 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Moeraki and is 144 km (89 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Moeraki, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Moeraki sea temperature, Moeraki photographs, Moeraki detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Moeraki webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Moeraki 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 Moeraki.