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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

Overall: 3.2

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Porridge Spot ID

Local, Porridge photo


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Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 09:06 Local time
Wednesday 02
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 5
ENE 15
Wind State off cross-

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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.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

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, 23 km from Porridge.


Air temperature
19 °C

Current weather near Porridge

Overall Porridge Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Porridge Location Maps

Porridge Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Porridge:

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Wave buoys nearest to Porridge:

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
    44 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Paterson Inlet
    44 mi
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.