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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
Cannibal bayCannibal bayCannibal bayCannibal bayDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesPorpoise bayPorpoise bayCannibal bayCannibal bayPapatowaiKaka pointPapatowai
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.8

ENE
1.6

ENE
1.7

WSW
1.1

ENE
1.1

SW
1.2

SSW
1.5

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.6

SW
1.6

SW
2.1

SW
2.1

SW
1.3

SSW
0.7

SSW
1.1

SW
0.9

SW
2.1

WSW
2.3

WSW
Period(s) (?)1010810142220191817161618181716810
Energy(?)641540392232464134817831879161513502413223110922896334066181110
Wind
(km/h)
20 WNW20
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
15 NW15
10 NW10
15 N15
10 NNW10
5 NW5
10 N10
20 NNW20
15 N15
20 NE20
35 NE35
25 WNW25
30 NW30
30 W30
35 W35
35 W35
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


6:36PM
2.49
7:02AM
2.45

7:32PM
2.41
7:18AM
2.18

8:32PM
2.33
8:19AM
2.09

9:35PM
2.28
9:21AM
2.02

9:48PM
1.99
10:20AM
1.99

10:44PM
1.96
Low Tide
/ height (m)

12:24PM
0.56
12:50AM
0.69

1:19PM
0.66
1:46AM
0.78

1:33PM
0.24
2:45AM
0.87

2:34PM
0.35

3:05AM
0.38
3:35PM
0.43

4:03AM
0.42
4:33PM
0.47

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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
121310111211101210131412151210897
Low °C
10118811981289121113118877
Chill °C (?)
101281011991291113913107453
Sunrise
8:17--8:17--8:18--8:18--8:17--8:14--
Sunset
-5:15--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:20--5:21-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.8

ENE
1.6

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.1

ENE
1.1

SW
1.2

SSW
1.5

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.6

SW
1.6

SW
2.1

SW
2.1

SW
1.4

SW
1.7

NE
1.1

NE
0.9

ENE
0.7

SW
0.5

SW
Period (s)1010101014222019181716161579101514
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
0.8

WSW
0.7

SW
0.6

SW
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
1.0

ENE
1.0

ENE
0.8

ENE
0.7

SW
0.8

SW
0.5

E
1.3

SSW
0.7

SSW
1.1

SW
0.9

SW
0.6

ENE
0.4

NE
Period (s)14781010111212112221101818171699
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.6

WSW
2.0

W
1.7

WSW

-
0.6

NW

-

-

-

-
0.6

NNW
0.6

N
0.9

NE
2.2

NE
1.1

NW
0.9

NW
1.6

W
2.1

WSW
2.3

WSW
Period (s)678-4----3446445810


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.