Porridge ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 4.3

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Porridge Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Southland, New Zealand)

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Porridge Spot ID:

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.2 °C

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Monday, 2 March 2015, 08:21 Local time

Sun Monday 02
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 25
NNE 25
NNE 15
Wind State off off off off

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Porridge in Invercargill is an exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the optimum swell angle is from the south.Surfers ride left hand point. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks and sharks.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Beatons, 2 km from Porridge.

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Porridge Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Riverton, 34 km from Porridge.

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Porridge

Overall Porridge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Porridge Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Porridge:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Beatons 1 mi
Second closest break Frentzes 2 mi
Third closest break Colac Bay 8 mi
Fourth closest break Nicks Point 9 mi
Fifth closest break Mitchell's Bay 15 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Porridge:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4878 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4927 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5165 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 5226 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5390 mi

Tide stations nearest to Porridge:

Closest tide station Colac Bay 9 mi
Second closest tide station New River Entrance 29 mi
Third closest tide station Bluff Harbour 35 mi
Fourth closest tide station Oban 44 mi
Fifth closest tide station Paterson Inlet 44 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Porridge:

Closest ski area Remarkables (New Zealand) 103 mi
Second closest ski area Coronet Peak (New Zealand) 109 mi
Third closest ski area Cardrona (New Zealand) 117 mi
Fourth closest ski area Snow Park/Snow Farm (New Zealand) 120 mi
Fifth closest ski area Snow Park (New Zealand) 120 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Porridge:

Closest city location Invercargill (New Zealand) 30 mi
Second closest city location Dunedin (New Zealand) 137 mi
Third closest city location Timaru (New Zealand) 217 mi
Fourth closest city location Christchurch (New Zealand) 309 mi
Fifth closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 446 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Porridge is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, 46 km (29 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Porridge is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in New Zealand, 166 km (103 miles) away.
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand is 179 km (111 miles) away.
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Porridge and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Porridge break location map and break info
This is the Surf-Forecast page for Porridge, Southland. Use the tab navigation above to view Porridge sea temperature, Porridge photographs, Porridge detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Porridge webcams, current wind from Southland live weather stations and Porridge 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 Porridge.


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