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Westport Breakwater ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Westport Breakwater Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast South Island, New Zealand)

Westport Breakwater Spot ID

The man of men mindsurfing from the ring piece, Westport Breakwater photo

Westport Breakwater

Photo credit: Peter Crowley

Tip top, Westport Breakwater photo

Westport Breakwater

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Tiphead, Westport Breakwater photo

Westport Breakwater

Photo credit: Linda

Type: breakwater

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind ESE

Sea Temperature Today is: 16.4 °C

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Thursday, 24 January 2019, 06:26 Local time
Thursday 24
Wave (m) 3.0
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
WNW 10
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Westport Breakwater on the West Coast is an exposed beach break that has inconsistent surf with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the northwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Westport, New Zealand, 4 km from Westport Breakwater.

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Westport Breakwater Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At UtopiaRoad Westport wx, 3 km from Westport Breakwater.


Partly Cloudy
Air temperature
10.3 °C

Current weather near Westport Breakwater

Overall Westport Breakwater Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Westport Breakwater Location Maps

Westport Breakwater Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Westport Breakwater:


  • The closest passenger airport to Westport Breakwater is Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand, 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Westport Breakwater is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 121 km (75 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 141 km (88 miles) away.
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand is 187 km (116 miles) away.
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Westport Breakwater and is 208 km (129 miles) away.
Westport Breakwater break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Westport Breakwater, West Coast South Island. Use the tab navigation above to view Westport Breakwater sea temperature, Westport Breakwater photographs, Westport Breakwater detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Westport Breakwater webcams, current wind from West Coast South Island live weather stations and Westport Breakwater 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 Westport Breakwater.