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Kairaki Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Kairaki Beach Surf Guide

Kairaki Beach in Canterbury is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the west. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up.

Kairaki Beach Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kairaki Beach:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kairaki Beach occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Kairaki Beach (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kairaki Beach 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 40% of the time in June while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 35% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
40%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
25%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
35%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Kairaki Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 18 September 2020, 20:55 Local Time
FriSaturday 19
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSE
0.4
S
4.0
SSW
1.6
S
Period (s) 13 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 5
W 5
W 5
NW
Wind State cross-
off
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Swell History at Kairaki Beach

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

Wind History at Kairaki Beach

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

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