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Murdering Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Crowds: 2.4
Accommodation: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Murdering Bay Spot ID

3-4ft mild offshore, Murdering Bay photo

Murdering Bay

Photo credit: jordan hirst

3-4ft mild offshore, Murdering Bay photo

Murdering Bay

Photo credit: jordan hirst

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.0 °C

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 02:50 Local time
Wednesday 24
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
SW 5
Wind State cross-

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Murdering Bay in Otago is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the favoured conditions. The best wind direction is from the south. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northeast. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for sharks, rocks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand, 4 km from Murdering Bay.

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Murdering Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Upper Junction- Dunedin, 13 km from Murdering Bay.


Air temperature
10.5 °C

Current weather near Murdering Bay

Overall Murdering Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Murdering Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Murdering Bay:


  • The closest passenger airport to Murdering Bay is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 42 km (26 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Murdering Bay is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 120 km (75 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Murdering Bay and is 168 km (104 miles) away.
Murdering Bay break location map and break info

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