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

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New Brighton Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Canterbury, New Zealand)

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Early Spring - Cold morning, New Brighton Beach photo

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New Brighton Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.6 °C

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Monday, 20 April 2015, 05:36 Local time

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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 5 5 6 6
Wind (km/h) 10
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 35
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New Brighton Beach in Canterbury is a fairly exposed beach break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Ideal winds are from the west southwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the east northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When it's working here, it can get crowded.

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For Christchurch, 10 km from New Brighton Beach.

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Live Weather:

At Christchurch International Airport, 14 km from New Brighton Beach.


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Overall New Brighton Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to New Brighton Beach:

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Closest break Trolley's 2 mi
Second closest break Lone Pine Brighton 3 mi
Third closest break Kairaki Beach 6 mi
Fourth closest break Eddies South Shore 6 mi
Fifth closest break Sumner Bar 6 mi

Wave buoys nearest to New Brighton Beach:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4573 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4628 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4874 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4935 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5082 mi

Tide stations nearest to New Brighton Beach:

Closest tide station Christchurch 6 mi
Second closest tide station Kaiapoi 7 mi
Third closest tide station Lyttelton 9 mi
Fourth closest tide station Akaroa 25 mi
Fifth closest tide station Kaikoura 88 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to New Brighton Beach:

Closest ski area Porters (New Zealand) 55 mi
Second closest ski area Craigieburn (New Zealand) 57 mi
Third closest ski area Mount Cheeseman (New Zealand) 57 mi
Fourth closest ski area Broken River (New Zealand) 57 mi
Fifth closest ski area Mount Hutt (New Zealand) 59 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to New Brighton Beach:

Closest city location Christchurch (New Zealand) 6 mi
Second closest city location Timaru (New Zealand) 98 mi
Third closest city location Blenheim (New Zealand) 149 mi
Fourth closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 154 mi
Fifth closest city location Wellington (New Zealand) 184 mi
  • 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.


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