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New Brighton Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.1

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New Brighton Beach Spot ID

Early Spring - Cold morning, New Brighton Beach photo

New Brighton Beach

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First signs of the new southeast swell at dawn ....., New Brighton Beach photo

New Brighton Beach

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new brighton pier, New Brighton Beach photo

New Brighton Beach

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nb pier, New Brighton Beach photo

New Brighton Beach

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.2 °C

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 05:31 Local time
Wednesday 26
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 0
SW 10
WSW 10
Wind State glass off glass on

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New Brighton Beach in Kaikoura is a fairly exposed beach break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the west southwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Sometimes crowded.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Christchurch, 10 km from New Brighton Beach.

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New Brighton Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Christchurch- Aranui, 6 km from New Brighton Beach.


Air temperature
10.8 °C

Current weather near New Brighton Beach

Overall New Brighton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The closest passenger airport to New Brighton Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 15 km (9 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to New Brighton Beach is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 152 km (94 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 164 km (102 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for New Brighton Beach, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view New Brighton Beach sea temperature, New Brighton Beach photographs, New Brighton Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, New Brighton Beach webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and New Brighton Beach 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 New Brighton Beach.