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Nicks Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.4

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Nicks Point Spot ID

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Nicks Point

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14:08 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
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Nicks Point in Invercargill is an exposed point break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Colac Bay, New Zealand, 3 km from Nicks Point.

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Nicks Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Invercargill, 34 km from Nicks Point.

light winds from the NNE

Air temperature
18.4 °C

Current weather near Nicks Point

Overall Nicks Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Nicks Point Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Nicks Point is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nicks Point is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 97 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 174 km (108 miles) away.
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Nicks Point and is 185 km (115 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nicks Point, Southland. Use the tab navigation above to view Nicks Point sea temperature, Nicks Point photographs, Nicks Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nicks Point webcams, current wind from Southland live weather stations and Nicks Point 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 Nicks Point.