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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
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5
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
1.1

ENE
0.8

SW
1.2

SSW
1.6

SSW
0.9

SSW
1.7

SW
1.6

SW
2.1

SW
2.3

SW
2.0

SW
2.2

SW
1.0

SW
2.2

WSW
2.1

SW
3.0

WSW
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.2

S
Period(s) (?)1014222019181716161618171014121099
Energy(?)2322611348186450617771432222026351943298854791417122958474325225
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
10 NNW10
15 N15
20 NNW20
15 WSW15
15 N15
20 N20
15 N15
25 NNE25
25 NE25
45 WNW45
35 WNW35
35 W35
30 WNW30
20 WNW20
20 W20
10 W10
10 NNW10
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)


6:50PM
2.25
7:18AM
2.18

7:50PM
2.14
8:19AM
2.09

8:49PM
2.05
9:21AM
2.02

9:48PM
1.99
10:20AM
1.99

10:44PM
1.96
11:14AM
1.98

11:34PM
1.95
Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:19PM
0.66
1:04AM
0.23

1:33PM
0.24
2:04AM
0.31

2:34PM
0.35

3:05AM
0.38
4:12PM
0.97

4:03AM
0.42
4:33PM
0.47

4:58AM
0.43
5:25PM
0.48

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clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
Summary
clearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearsome cloudslight rainrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
----------2--21---
High °C
111310101291214121698998898
Low °C
812910118912121297897796
Chill °C (?)
1012881071013101544556577
Sunrise
8:17--8:18--8:18--8:17--8:12--8:11--
Sunset
-5:19--5:17--5:21--5:22--5:22--5:22-
Swell1 (m) & direction
1.1

ENE
0.9

ENE
1.2

SSW
1.6

SSW
1.1

ENE
1.7

SW
1.6

SW
2.1

SW
2.3

SW
2.0

SW
2.2

SW
1.1

NE
1.3

SW
2.1

SW
1.7

WSW
1.6

S
1.4

S
1.2

S
Period (s)101022201218171616161891514131099
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.6

SW
0.8

SW
0.8

ENE
1.0

ENE
0.9

SSW
0.8

ENE
0.8

SW
1.2

SW
0.4

ENE
0.1

SE
1.5

ENE
1.0

SW
0.9

NE
0.4

ENE
1.6

S
0.6

SW
0.6

WSW
0.4

S
Period (s)10141112191122201019817101010121212
Wind waves (m) & direction
0.2

WNW
0.6

NW
0.5

N
0.6

NW
0.8

W
0.5

NNW
0.9

NNW
0.7

N
1.1

NE
1.9

ENE
1.5

WNW
2.0

W
2.2

WSW
1.7

WSW
3.0

WSW
0.7

W

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Period (s)343443444656106124--


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.