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Oreti Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Oreti Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell W | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.7 °C

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Sunday, 24 March 2019, 18:16 Local time
Sunday 24Mon
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 15
NNE 15
NNE 10
NNE 10
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Oreti Beach in Southland is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around mid tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Invercargill, 9 km from Oreti Beach.

light winds from the N

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Air temperature
20.6 °C

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Overall Oreti Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Oreti Beach is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Oreti Beach is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 162 km (101 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 163 km (101 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Oreti Beach and is 163 km (101 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Oreti Beach, Southland. Use the tab navigation above to view Oreti Beach sea temperature, Oreti Beach photographs, Oreti Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Oreti Beach webcams, current wind from Southland live weather stations and Oreti 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 Oreti Beach.