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Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Otago Peninsula – Pipikaretu Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Otago, New Zealand)

Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu Spot ID

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.3 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 03:59 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SE 5
SE 5
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

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Pipikaretu on the Otago Peninsula is a reasonably exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southwest with some shelter here from west winds. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand, 3 km from Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu.

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Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu Tide Times and Tide Chart

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At Opoho Dunedin, 17 km from Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu.


Air temperature
12.0 °C

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  • The closest passenger airport to Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 45 km (28 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 96 km (60 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 168 km (104 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Pipikaretu and is 171 km (106 miles) away.
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