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Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.2

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Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay Surf Guide

Gough Bay in Banks Peninsular is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s22.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
15.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay occur when a East-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in July while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 47% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
47%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay Location Map

Interactive Banks Peninsula - Gough 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 nearest passenger airport to Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 58 km (36 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 160 km (99 miles) away.

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Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 09:44 Local Time
Monday 19
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSW
1.0
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 13 14 15 16
Wind (km/h) 5
NW 5
NNE 10
NE 15
NNE
Wind State glass cross-
off
cross cross-
off

Swell History at Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay

Surf stats for Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Banks Peninsula - Gough Bay

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

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