Taylors Mistake Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell ENE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 10.7 °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 July
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Use this relief map to navigate to Canterbury surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Taylors Mistake
Tide stations nearest to Taylors Mistake:
- Closest tide stationLyttelton4 mi
- Second closest tide stationChristchurch6 mi
- Third closest tide stationKaiapoi16 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationAkaroa17 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationKaikoura93 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Taylors Mistake:
- Closest ski areaPorters61 mi
- Second closest ski areaMount Cheeseman62 mi
- Third closest ski areaMount Hutt62 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaCraigieburn63 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaBroken River63 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Taylors Mistake:
- Closest city locationChristchurch6 mi
- Second closest city locationTimaru95 mi
- Third closest city locationBlenheim155 mi
- Fourth closest city locationNelson161 mi
- Fifth closest city locationWellington189 mi
- 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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