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

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Waikuku Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Canterbury, New Zealand)

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Waikuku Beach Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.1 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 07:48 Local time

Sunday 29
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 25
N 20
Wind State cross-

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Waikuku Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. It very rarely gets crowded here.

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Live Weather:

At Christchurch International Airport, 25 km from Waikuku Beach.


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Current weather near Waikuku Beach

Overall Waikuku Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Waikuku Beach Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Waikuku Beach:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Kairaki Beach 7 mi
Second closest break Leithfield Beach 7 mi
Third closest break Amberley Beach 8 mi
Fourth closest break New Brighton Beach 12 mi
Fifth closest break Midshore Bay 14 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Waikuku Beach:

Closest wave buoy SW Hawaii Buoy 4562 mi
Second closest wave buoy W Hawaii Buoy 4617 mi
Third closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4863 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy NW Hawaii Buoy 4924 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy N Hawaii 1 Buoy 5071 mi

Tide stations nearest to Waikuku Beach:

Closest tide station Kaiapoi 7 mi
Second closest tide station Christchurch 19 mi
Third closest tide station Lyttelton 22 mi
Fourth closest tide station Akaroa 37 mi
Fifth closest tide station Kaikoura 78 mi

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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

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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.
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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.


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