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Pipeline (Dunedin) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Pipeline (Dunedin) Spot ID

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Type: River Bar

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 10.3 °C

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Sunday, 4 October 2015, 22:13 Local time
SunMonday 05
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 6 8 - -
Wind (km/h) 65
W 85
WSW 70
SW 55
Wind State cross-

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Pipeline (Dunedin) in Otago is an exposed River Bar break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the north northeast. There is a right hand reef break. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Karitane Point, 1 km from Pipeline (Dunedin).

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Pipeline (Dunedin) Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Portobello, 22 km from Pipeline (Dunedin).

light winds from the S

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Pipeline (Dunedin)

Overall Pipeline (Dunedin) Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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Pipeline (Dunedin) Location Maps

Pipeline (Dunedin) Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Pipeline (Dunedin):

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Wave buoys nearest to Pipeline (Dunedin):

Tide stations nearest to Pipeline (Dunedin):

  • Closest tide station
    Otago Harbour Entrance
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Chalmers
    12 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Nugget Point
    69 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Pipeline (Dunedin):

  • Closest ski area
    Awakino Ski Area (New Zealand)
    62 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Snow Park/Snow Farm (New Zealand)
    93 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Snow Park (New Zealand)
    94 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Cardrona (New Zealand)
    98 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Remarkables (New Zealand)
    99 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Pipeline (Dunedin):

  • Closest city location
    Dunedin (New Zealand)
    18 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Timaru (New Zealand)
    90 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Invercargill (New Zealand)
    124 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    175 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    328 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Pipeline (Dunedin) is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 48 km (30 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Pipeline (Dunedin) is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 81 km (50 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 151 km (94 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Pipeline (Dunedin) and is 155 km (96 miles) away.
Pipeline (Dunedin) break location map and break info

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