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Patiti Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.0

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Patiti Point Spot ID

Patiti - Small Winter Swell, Patiti Point photo

Patiti Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Patiti - Small Winter Swell, Patiti Point photo

Patiti Point

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: reef and point

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.8 °C

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Saturday, 21 September 2019, 22:49 Local time
SatSunday 22
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
N 10
N 5
Wind State glass glass cross-

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Patiti Point in S Canterbury is an exposed reef and point break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. A reef breaks left. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include .

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Timaru Harbour, New Zealand, 2 km from Patiti Point.

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Patiti Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Glenwood, 6 km from Patiti Point.


Air temperature
7.4 °C

Current weather near Patiti Point

Overall Patiti Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Patiti Point is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 13 km (8 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Patiti Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 63 km (39 miles) away.
  • Third is Glentanner Airport (MON) in New Zealand, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 116 km (72 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Patiti Point and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
Patiti Point break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Patiti Point, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Patiti Point sea temperature, Patiti Point photographs, Patiti Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Patiti Point webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Patiti 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 Patiti Point.