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Nugget Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Nugget Point Spot ID

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Nugget Point

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.3 °C

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 09:04 Local time
Tuesday 16
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 9 18
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
WNW 15
Wind State off off glass off

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Nugget Point in Catlins is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Take care of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Nugget Point, New Zealand, 1 km from Nugget Point.

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Overall Nugget Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The closest passenger airport to Nugget Point is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 65 km (40 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Nugget Point is Invercargill Airport (IVC), also in New Zealand, 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Nugget Point and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Nugget Point, Catlins. Use the tab navigation above to view Nugget Point sea temperature, Nugget Point photographs, Nugget Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Nugget Point webcams, current wind from Catlins live weather stations and Nugget 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 Nugget Point.