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: 18.5 °C

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 15:02 Local time

Tuesday 31
10AM 1PM 4PM 7PM
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
WSW 10
SW 10
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Nine Mile in West Coast South Island is an exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west southwest. There is a left breaking reef. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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Live Weather:

At Hokitika Airport, 47 km from Nine Mile.

moderate winds from the WSW

Air temperature
17.3 °C

Current weather near Nine Mile

Overall Nine Mile Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Nine Mile Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Nine Mile:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Rapahoe 3 mi
Second closest break Cobden Beach 7 mi
Third closest break Cobden Breakwater 7 mi
Fourth closest break Blaketown Wedge 9 mi
Fifth closest break Punakaiki 16 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Nine Mile:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4546 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4595 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4836 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4897 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5057 mi

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

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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

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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
  • 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.
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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.


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