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Gore Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Gore Bay Spot ID

Glass, Gore Bay photo

Gore Bay

Photo credit: Al Wamf

CLEAN, Gore Bay photo

Gore Bay

Photo credit: Al Wamf

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.4 °C

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Saturday, 19 October 2019, 15:32 Local time
Saturday 19Sun
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
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Gore Bay in Kaikoura is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around high tide. It very rarely gets crowded here.

New Zealand wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Gore Bay (0 km).

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Gore Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Port Robinson, 1 km from Gore Bay.


Air temperature
14.6 °C

Current weather near Gore Bay

Overall Gore Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Gore Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Gore Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Gore Bay Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Gore Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, 93 km (58 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Gore Bay is Woodbourne Airport (BHE), also in New Zealand, 157 km (98 miles) away.
  • Third is Nelson Airport (NSN) in New Zealand, 175 km (109 miles) away.
  • Westport Airport (WSZ) in New Zealand is 190 km (118 miles) away.
  • Hokitika Airport (HKK), also in New Zealand is the fifth nearest airport to Gore Bay and is 191 km (119 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Gore Bay, Canterbury. Use the tab navigation above to view Gore Bay sea temperature, Gore Bay photographs, Gore Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Gore Bay webcams, current wind from Canterbury live weather stations and Gore Bay tide predictions. The New Zealand swell maps link will open up the big picture showing New Zealand and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from New Zealand wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Gore Bay.