Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Banks Peninsula – Raupo Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Canterbury, New Zealand)

Raupo Bay, Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay photo

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Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell ESE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Thursday, 2 April 2015, 06:49 Local time

Thursday 02
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 5 5 5 6
Wind (km/h) 15
NNW 10
NW 10
WNW 10
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Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay in Canterbury is a fairly exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips and rocks.

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At Le Bons Bay, 11 km from Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay.

moderate winds from the N

Air temperature
13 °C

Current weather near Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay

Overall Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Banks Peninsula - Stony Bay 2 mi
Second closest break Banks Peninsula - Hickory Bay 10 mi
Third closest break Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay 11 mi
Fourth closest break Scarborough 14 mi
Fifth closest break Taylors Mistake 14 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4576 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4633 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4879 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4940 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5085 mi

Tide stations nearest to Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay:

Closest tide station Akaroa 11 mi
Second closest tide station Lyttelton 16 mi
Third closest tide station Christchurch 19 mi
Fourth closest tide station Kaiapoi 27 mi
Fifth closest tide station Kaikoura 92 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay:

Closest ski area Porters (New Zealand) 74 mi
Second closest ski area Mount Hutt (New Zealand) 75 mi
Third closest ski area Mount Cheeseman (New Zealand) 76 mi
Fourth closest ski area Broken River (New Zealand) 76 mi
Fifth closest ski area Craigieburn (New Zealand) 76 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Banks Peninsula - Raupo Bay:

Closest city location Christchurch (New Zealand) 19 mi
Second closest city location Timaru (New Zealand) 103 mi
Third closest city location Blenheim (New Zealand) 155 mi
Fourth closest city location Nelson (New Zealand) 165 mi
Fifth closest city location Wellington (New Zealand) 187 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Raupo Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Raupo Bay is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 161 km (100 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 196 km (122 miles) away.
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