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Amberley Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Amberley Beach Surf Guide

Amberley Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds are from the west northwest and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Easily blown out by onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Amberley Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Amberley Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Amberley Beach occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Amberley Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Amberley Beach with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 21% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
21%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Amberley Beach Location Map

Interactive Amberley Beach surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Amberley Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Amberley Beach is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 155 km (96 miles) away.

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Amberley Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 09:28 Local Time
Thursday 13
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.5
ESE
0.5
ESE
0.7
E
0.9
ENE
Period (s) 6 6 6 4
Wind (km/h) 10
N 20
NE 20
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at Amberley Beach

Surf stats for Amberley Beach, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Amberley Beach

Wind stats for Amberley Beach, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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