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Campbells Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.4
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.3

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Campbells Bay break guide

Campbells Bay Surf Guide

Campbells Bay in N Otago is an exposed beach and point break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right and there is a left hand point break as well. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for sharks.

Campbells Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Campbells Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Campbells Bay 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 Campbells Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Campbells Bay 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 43% of the time in June while 34% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 23% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
34%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
23%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Campbells Bay Location Map

Interactive Campbells Bay 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 Campbells Bay is Oamaru Airport (OAM) in New Zealand, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Campbells Bay is Dunedin Airport (DUD), also in New Zealand, 98 km (61 miles) away.

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Campbells Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 9 May 2021, 00:47 Local Time
SatSunday 09
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSE
1.1
NE
1.1
NE
0.3
SSE
Period (s) 15 5 5 14
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
N 10
N 15
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Campbells Bay

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

Wind History at Campbells Bay

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

Campbells Bay Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 11 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.5
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s22.4
  • Crowds:Icon  s43.5
  • ...

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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Dingo from New Zealand
“No sharks at all that’s a lie locals mellow as can surf true Wainak and Crossroads too, 2 kooky kids in the line up is the only problem think they are gods gift just burn them out and ya sweet.”

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