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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:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s32.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.6°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).

Explore Kairaki Beach Location Map

Interactive Kairaki Beach 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 Kairaki Beach is Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in New Zealand, which is 18 km (11 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Kairaki Beach is Timaru Airport (TIU), also in New Zealand, 157 km (98 miles) away.

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Kairaki Beach Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 15:11 Local Time
Tuesday 11Wed
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 0.1
S
0.9
NNE
0.1
SE
0.6
S
Period (s) 16 4 12 3
Wind (km/h) 30
NNW 25
NW 30
SW 25
SW
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

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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