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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.

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Catlins Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Catlins
Long pointCannibal bayCannibal bayCannibal bayCannibal bayDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesDinner platesPorpoise bayDinner platesCannibal bayKaka point
Rating4
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

ENE
1.9

ENE
1.8

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.2

SW
1.1

SW
1.2

SSW
1.5

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.7

SW
1.7

SW
2.2

SW
2.2

SW
1.8

SW
1.3

SSW
1.0

SW
2.5

SW
Period(s) (?)991010101414222019181717171618177
Energy(?)1177585653478333581416134817831982177716242781259916541068553689
Wind
(km/h)
15 NE15
15 WNW15
20 W20
15 WNW15
15 WNW15
15 NNW15
10 NNW10
15 NNE15
10 NNW10
10 WNW10
10 NNW10
15 N15
10 NNW10
20 NNE20
25 NNE25
20 NE20
10 NNW10
30 SW30
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
offoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)


6:05AM
2.52

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
9:21AM
2.02

9:48PM
1.99
11:06AM
2.26
Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:55PM
0.62

12:24PM
0.56
12:50AM
0.69

1:19PM
0.66
1:46AM
0.78

2:16PM
0.77
2:45AM
0.87

2:34PM
0.35

3:05AM
0.38
3:35PM
0.43

4:45AM
0.98
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partially cloudy
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clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
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cloudy
rain showers
rain showers
Summary
cloudyrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudyrain shwrsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-2--------------51
High °C
111011121010121191191013121313128
Low °C
11991187117710881211111387
Chill °C (?)
99910881198107812101111104
Sunrise
--8:17--8:19--8:18--8:18--8:17--8:12
Sunset
5:15--5:15--5:19--5:20--5:21--5:22--
Swell1 (m) & direction
0.4

SW
1.9

ENE
1.8

ENE
1.5

ENE
1.3

ENE
1.2

SW
1.1

SW
1.2

SSW
1.5

SSW
1.7

SSW
1.7

SW
1.7

SW
2.2

SW
2.2

SW
1.8

SW
1.5

SW
1.5

ENE
1.8

ENE
Period (s)1391010101414222019181717171615710
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

S
0.4

SW
0.4

SW
0.8

WSW
0.5

SW
0.9

ENE
0.9

ENE
0.8

ENE
1.0

ENE
1.0

ENE
0.9

ENE
1.0

SW
0.9

SW
0.4

ENE
0.4

ENE
1.3

SSW
1.0

SW
0.1

SE
Period (s)1013148710101112121122201010181714
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.5

ENE

-
0.7

WSW
2.2

W
0.3

W
0.7

NW
0.4

NW

-

-

-

-
0.4

NNW

-
0.9

NE
1.1

NE
0.9

NE
2.5

NE
2.5

SW
Period (s)9-67344----3-45687


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.