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Aramoana Spit ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.0

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Aramoana Spit break guide

Aramoana Spit Surf Guide

Aramoana Spit in Otago is a quite exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Spring and Summer provide the optimum conditions. Works best in offshore winds from the southwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Be warned that sharks have been sighted.

Aramoana Spit Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Aramoana Spit:

The best conditions reported for surf at Aramoana Spit occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:
New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Aramoana Spit sea temperature, Aramoana Spit photographs, Aramoana Spit detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Aramoana Spit webcams, current wind from Otago live weather stations and Aramoana Spit tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Aramoana Spit

Aramoana Spit Surf:

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 19:28 Local time
Thursday 06Fri
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 7 12 12
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 15
NNE 10
NW 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross

Tide Times:

For Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand, 1 km from Aramoana Spit.

IS AT (local time)

Aramoana Spit Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Waitati, 13 km from Aramoana Spit.


Air temperature
7.5 °C

Current weather near Aramoana Spit

Overall Aramoana Spit Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August


Surf stats for Aramoana Spit: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Aramoana Spit: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

double tube trouble, Aramoana Spit photo

Aramoana Spit

Photo credit: kane sefton

Phil Lyons mid winter spit, Aramoana Spit photo

Aramoana Spit

Photo credit: Phil Lyons

Aramoana Spit Location Maps

Aramoana Spit Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Otago surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Aramoana Spit

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Aramoana Spit:

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Wave buoys nearest to Aramoana Spit:

Tide stations nearest to Aramoana Spit:

  • Closest tide station
    Otago Harbour Entrance
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Chalmers
    4 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    48 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Nugget Point
    63 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Aramoana Spit is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Aramoana Spit is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 95 km (59 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 165 km (102 miles) away.
  • Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Aramoana Spit and is 170 km (106 miles) away.
Aramoana Spit break location map and break info