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Stewart Island - Saber Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.3

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Stewart Island – Saber Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Southland, New Zealand)

Stewart Island - Saber Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.7 °C

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Saturday, 28 May 2016, 14:06 Local time
Saturday 28Sun
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 30
ESE 25
SE 25
SE 20
Wind State cross cross cross-

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Stewart Island - Saber Reef in Southland is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. A remote wave spot that never gets crowded. Take care of - Urchins - Rips / undertow - Rocks - Sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Stewart Island - Saber Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At South West Cape, 27 km from Stewart Island - Saber Reef.

fresh winds from the ESE

Air temperature
7.8 °C

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Overall Stewart Island - Saber Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Stewart Island - Saber Reef is Invercargill Airport (IVC) in New Zealand, which is 95 km (59 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Stewart Island - Saber Reef is Manapouri Airport (TEU), also in New Zealand, 184 km (114 miles) away.
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