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Waikuku Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 3.2

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Waikuku Beach Spot ID

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 15.2 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 14:36 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 9 9 4 9
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 15
SE 20
E 25
Wind State cross-
on cross-

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Waikuku Beach in Kaikoura is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the west. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Waikuku Beach (0 km).

IS AT (local time)

Waikuku Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Christchurch International Airport, 25 km from Waikuku Beach.

moderate winds from the ENE.(Wind varies from 040 to 100 degs)

Air temperature
16 °C

Current weather near Waikuku Beach

Overall Waikuku Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Waikuku Beach Location Maps

Waikuku Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waikuku Beach:

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Wave buoys nearest to Waikuku Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Waikuku Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    19 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    22 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    78 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Waikuku Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Craigieburn (New Zealand)
    53 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Broken River (New Zealand)
    53 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Mount Cheeseman (New Zealand)
    53 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Porters (New Zealand)
    54 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Mount Olympus (New Zealand)
    57 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Waikuku Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Christchurch (New Zealand)
    19 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Timaru (New Zealand)
    106 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Blenheim (New Zealand)
    137 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Nelson (New Zealand)
    142 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Wellington (New Zealand)
    174 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Waikuku Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 27 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Waikuku Beach is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 155 km (96 miles) away.
  • Third is Timaru Airport (TIU) in New Zealand, 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand is 196 km (122 miles) away.
  • Mount Cook Airport (GTN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Waikuku Beach and is 216 km (134 miles) away.
Waikuku Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Waikuku Beach, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Waikuku Beach sea temperature, Waikuku Beach photographs, Waikuku Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Waikuku Beach webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Waikuku Beach 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 Waikuku Beach.