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Catlins Surf

Detailed Catlins surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Catlins. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Catlins. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Catlins over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Catlins and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Catlins Surf Forecast

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Catlins Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Catlins Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Catlins coastline are also listed below.

Catlins Photos

Catlins Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Catlins
Long pointLong pointCannibal bayCannibal bayCannibal bayCannibal bayDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesKaka pointKaka point
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
3.0

ENE
3.0

ENE
1.9

ENE
1.8

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.3

SW
0.8

SW
1.2

SSW
1.5

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.8

SW
1.8

SW
2.3

SW
2.4

SW
2.2

SW
1.0

SW
1.1

SW
Period(s) (?)899101010141422201918171717161617
Energy(?)1039163555465347833365026513481765187919041904318531992445502728
Wind
(km/h)
25 NE25
15 NE15
15 W15
20 WNW20
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
20 NNW20
10 NNW10
10 N10
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
10 NW10
20 N20
15 N15
20 NNE20
15 N15
10 SSW10
25 WSW25
Wind State(?)offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

5:16PM
2.17

5:40AM
2.07

6:36PM
2.49
7:02AM
2.45

7:32PM
2.41
8:02AM
2.38

8:32PM
2.33
9:05AM
2.31

9:35PM
2.28
10:07AM
2.27

9:48PM
1.99
Low Tide
/ height (m)
10:57AM
-0.08

11:30PM
0.05
11:54AM
0.00

12:50AM
0.69

1:19PM
0.66
1:46AM
0.78

2:16PM
0.77
2:45AM
0.87

3:13PM
0.88

3:45AM
0.94
4:12PM
0.97

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partially cloudy
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partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
heavy rain
rain showers
Summary
cloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearsome cloudslight rainheavy rainrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
---------------4122
High °C
1112111113101112111011912141110107
Low °C
1111991188118810891210976
Chill °C (?)
8111091289119910710139983
Sunrise
8:18--8:17--8:19--8:18--8:18--8:18--
Sunset
-5:15--5:15--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:20-
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.5

S
2.4

ENE
1.9

ENE
1.8

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.3

SW
0.8

SW
1.2

SSW
1.5

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.8

SW
1.8

SW
2.3

SW
2.4

SW
2.2

SW
1.0

SW
1.1

SW
Period (s)1099101010141422201918171717161617
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.5

SW
0.4

S
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.8

WSW
0.8

WSW
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.8

SW
1.0

ENE
0.9

WSW
0.6

ENE
1.0

SW
1.1

SW
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
0.6

ENE
0.5

NE
Period (s)141013147101010131213102220101067
Wind waves (m) & direction
3.0

ENE
3.0

ENE

-
0.7

W
1.9

W

-
0.8

NW
0.6

NW

-

-

-

-
0.7

NNW
0.7

N
1.0

NNE
0.8

NNE

-
1.2

SW
Period (s)89-67-44----4445-5


Catlins Surf Breaks

beach
beach
reef
beach
reef and point
beach
beach/river mouth
beach and reef
beach

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.