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Blue Duck Stream ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Blue Duck Stream Surf Guide

Blue Duck Stream in Kaikoura is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the optimum swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Blue Duck Stream Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
13.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Blue Duck Stream:

The best conditions reported for surf at Blue Duck Stream occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Blue Duck Stream (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Blue Duck Stream with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in July while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 24% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
45%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
24%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Blue Duck Stream Location Map

Interactive Blue Duck Stream 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 Blue Duck Stream is Woodbourne Airport (BHE) in New Zealand, 85 km (53 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Blue Duck Stream is Nelson Airport (NSN), also in New Zealand, 119 km (74 miles) away.

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Blue Duck Stream Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 09:34 Local Time
Wednesday 19
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 2.5
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2.5
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2.5
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2.3
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Period (s) 14 14 13 12
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
ENE 5
ENE 5
NNE
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Swell History at Blue Duck Stream

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Wind History at Blue Duck Stream

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

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