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Catlins River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Catlins River Mouth Surf Guide

Catlins River Mouth in Catlins is a quite exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of sharks/rips.

Catlins River Mouth Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Catlins River Mouth:

The best conditions reported for surf at Catlins River Mouth occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Catlins River Mouth (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Catlins River Mouth 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 33% of the time in June while 30% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 37% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
33%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
30%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
37%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Catlins River Mouth Location Map

Interactive Catlins River Mouth 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 Catlins River Mouth is Dunedin Airport (DUD) in New Zealand, 72 km (45 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Catlins River Mouth is Invercargill Airport (IVC), also in New Zealand, 108 km (67 miles) away.

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Catlins River Mouth Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 21:54 Local Time
SunMonday 17
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
S
0.8
SW
Period (s) 11 11 11 14
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 15
NW 15
NNW 15
N
Wind State off off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Catlins River Mouth

Surf stats for Catlins River Mouth, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Catlins River Mouth

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

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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    10km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away

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