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Fields ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Fields Surf Guide

Fields in Canterbury is an exposed beach and point break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell angle is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of rocks and private access.

Fields Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
14.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Fields:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Fields 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 38% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
38%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Fields Location Map

Interactive Fields 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 Fields is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Fields is Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand, 175 km (109 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Fields Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 07:00 Local Time
Tuesday 11
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.2
S
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
Period (s) 16 17 16 15
Wind (km/h) 25
N 20
NW 25
NW 20
WNW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Fields

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

Wind History at Fields

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Fields. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    27km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    29km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Fields: