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Potato Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Potato Point Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SSE

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.5 °C

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Thursday, 21 March 2019, 14:09 Local time
Thursday 21Fri
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 20
NE 15
NNE 15
Wind State cross-

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Potato Point in Otago is a fairly exposed point break that only works once in a while with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the south southeast. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the northeast. Best around low tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Warrington, 4 km from Potato Point.

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Potato Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Upper Junction- Dunedin, 12 km from Potato Point.

wind obs. (7 kph from 117 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
21.1 °C

Current weather near Potato Point

Overall Potato Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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  • The closest passenger airport to Potato Point is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Potato Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 93 km (58 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Potato Point and is 167 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Potato Point, Otago. Use the tab navigation above to view Potato Point sea temperature, Potato Point photographs, Potato Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Potato Point webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Potato 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 Potato Point.