Taylors Mistake Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell ENE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 9.0 °C
Taylors Mistake in Kaikoura is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of rips and rocks.
Overall Taylors Mistake Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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- The closest passenger airport to Taylors Mistake is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Taylors Mistake is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 148 km (92 miles) away.
- The third closest airport is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 175 km (109 miles) away.
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