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Blaketown Wedge break guidePhoto by: Rob Davies

Blaketown Wedge Surf Guide

Blaketown Wedge on the West Coast is an exposed river break that has unreliable waves with no particular seasonal pattern. The best wind direction is from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The river breaks peel to the right. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Blaketown Wedge Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
16.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Blaketown Wedge:

The best conditions reported for surf at Blaketown Wedge occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Blaketown Wedge 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 56% of the time in June while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Blaketown Wedge Location Map

Interactive Blaketown Wedge 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 Blaketown Wedge is Hokitika Airport (HKK) in New Zealand, 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Blaketown Wedge is Westport Airport (WSZ), also in New Zealand, 85 km (53 miles) away.

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Blaketown Wedge Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 12:03 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 11 10 10
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Blaketown Wedge

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

Wind History at Blaketown Wedge

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    39km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Blaketown Wedge: