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Dunedin - Blue Tops Surf Guide

Dunedin - Blue Tops in Otago is a quite exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. The location means that it never gets crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Dunedin - Blue Tops Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Dunedin - Blue Tops:

The best conditions reported for surf at Dunedin - Blue Tops occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Dunedin - Blue Tops (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Dunedin - Blue Tops 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 36% of the time in June while 22% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 42% 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 Dunedin - Blue Tops Location Map

Interactive Dunedin - Blue Tops 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 Dunedin - Blue Tops is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Dunedin - Blue Tops is Alexandra Airport (ALR), also in New Zealand, 111 km (69 miles) away.

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Dunedin - Blue Tops Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 1 July 2022, 10:54 Local Time
Friday 01
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 15 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at Dunedin - Blue Tops

Surf stats for Dunedin - Blue Tops, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Dunedin - Blue Tops

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

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