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Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.9

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Otago Peninsula – Boulder Beach Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Otago, New Zealand)

Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 13.5 °C

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Monday, 9 December 2019, 19:08 Local time
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Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
SSW 35
SSW 20
SW 15
Wind State on cross-

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Boulder Beach on the Otago Peninsula is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the north. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for sharks/rips.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Dunedin, New Zealand, 8 km from Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach.

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Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Dunedin Aero. Aws, 33 km from Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach.

moderate winds from the SW

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Air temperature
14.5 °C

Current weather near Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach

Overall Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December


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Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach Location Maps

Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    5 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Port Chalmers
    6 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Otago Harbour Entrance
    10 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Nugget Point
    53 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    57 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 31 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach is Oamaru Airport (OAM), also in New Zealand, 110 km (68 miles) away.
  • Third is Alexandra Airport (ALR) in New Zealand, 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) in New Zealand is 169 km (105 miles) away.
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach and is 175 km (109 miles) away.
Otago Peninsula - Boulder Beach break location map and break info

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