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Tuhawaiki Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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Tuhawaiki Point Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell ENE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.6 °C

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 10:46 Local time
Wednesday 19
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 0
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Tuhawaiki Point in S Canterbury is an exposed point break that does not work very often with no particular seasonal pattern. Works best in offshore winds from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the east northeast. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Timaru Harbour, New Zealand, 5 km from Tuhawaiki Point.

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Tuhawaiki Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Timaru- Glenwood, 7 km from Tuhawaiki Point.


Air temperature
4.8 °C

Current weather near Tuhawaiki Point

Overall Tuhawaiki Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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Town and city forecasts close to Tuhawaiki Point:


  • The closest passenger airport to Tuhawaiki Point is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Tuhawaiki Point is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 60 km (37 miles) away.
  • Third is Glentanner Airport (MON) in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN) in New Zealand is 118 km (73 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Tuhawaiki Point and is 147 km (91 miles) away.
Tuhawaiki Point break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tuhawaiki Point, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Tuhawaiki Point sea temperature, Tuhawaiki Point photographs, Tuhawaiki Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tuhawaiki Point webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Tuhawaiki Point tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Tuhawaiki Point.