Taylors Mistake Spot ID
Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell ENE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 7.8 °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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Visitor Reviews of Taylors Mistake
“Taylors Mistake is nowhere near Kiakoura. Taylors is over the hill from Scarborough and about 25mins from the centre of Christchurch.
Kiakoura is 2 hours of Christchurch and has some of the best breaks on the east coast of the South Island especially Meatworks and Maungamanu whic can handle large swells. This is also a holiday destinations known for its whales and crayfish.
[Editor - Thanks Bruce. Taylor's is in the right place on the maps (coordinates are right) so forecasts are ok, but as you point out, it was listed in the wrong region - we will fix this right away].”
Bruce Cattermole from AUSTRALIA - 30 Sep 2010
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 areaPorters (New Zealand)61 mi
- Second closest ski areaMount Cheeseman (New Zealand)62 mi
- Third closest ski areaMount Hutt (New Zealand)62 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaCraigieburn (New Zealand)63 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaBroken River (New Zealand)63 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Taylors Mistake:
- Closest city locationChristchurch (New Zealand)6 mi
- Second closest city locationTimaru (New Zealand)95 mi
- Third closest city locationBlenheim (New Zealand)155 mi
- Fourth closest city locationNelson (New Zealand)161 mi
- Fifth closest city locationWellington (New Zealand)189 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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