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Nine Mile ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Nine Mile Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Nine Mile Spot ID

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind E

Sea Temperature Today is: 11.3 °C

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 20:33 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.4
WNW
1.0
WNW
0.7
W
0.7
WNW
Period (s) 8 7 6 6
Wind (km/h) 5
W 5
WNW 5
ENE 5
E
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Nine Mile on the West Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Nine Mile (0 km).

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Nine Mile Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Hokitika Airport, 47 km from Nine Mile.

light winds from the SW

km/h
Air temperature
10.7 °C

Current weather near Nine Mile

Overall Nine Mile Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Nine Mile Location Maps

Nine Mile Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Nine Mile:

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Wave buoys nearest to Nine Mile:

Tide stations nearest to Nine Mile:

  • Closest tide station
    Greymouth
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Hokitika River Bar
    30 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Westport
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Okarito
    82 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Kaiapoi
    100 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Nine Mile:

  • Closest ski area
    Temple Basin (New Zealand)
    44 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Craigieburn (New Zealand)
    58 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Broken River (New Zealand)
    59 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Mount Cheeseman (New Zealand)
    62 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mount Olympus (New Zealand)
    62 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Nine Mile:

  • Closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    110 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    127 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Timaru (New Zealand)
    142 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Blenheim (New Zealand)
    150 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Wellington (New Zealand)
    195 mi

Airports

  • The closest passenger airport to Nine Mile is Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nine Mile is Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away.
  • Third is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 183 km (114 miles) away.
  • Glentanner Airport (MON), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Nine Mile and is 197 km (122 miles) away.
Nine Mile break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nine Mile, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Nine Mile sea temperature, Nine Mile photographs, Nine Mile detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nine Mile webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Nine Mile 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 Nine Mile.