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Dunedin - St Clair ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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Dunedin - St Clair Spot ID

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Dunedin - St Clair

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Dunedin - St Clair

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Dunedin - St Clair

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Type: beach and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.5 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 13:58 Local time
Monday 10
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 9 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
SSW 15
SE 10
E 15
Wind State cross-
cross cross

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St Clair in Dunedin is an exposed beach and point break that usually has waves The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Hazards include sharks/rips and crowds.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Dunedin, New Zealand, 3 km from Dunedin - St Clair.

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Dunedin - St Clair Tide Times and Tide Chart

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Air temperature
14.4 °C

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  • The closest passenger airport to Dunedin - St Clair is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Dunedin - St Clair is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Dunedin - St Clair and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
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