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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 Forecast / Canterbury / New Zealand

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 25 Feb 2021 NZDT
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Kairaki Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kairaki Beach sea temperature is 19.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.1 min: 13.9 °C)
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Kairaki Beach surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Kairaki Beach sea temperature is 19.2 °C (Statistics for 25 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 15.0 max: 16.1 min: 13.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Kairaki Beach (calm at Ohoka- New Zealand 11 km from Kairaki Beach). 1.2m 8 s period swell from ENE with an additional 0.6m 3 s period swell from SSE , plus 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from SSW

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Actual: 45 min ago

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Kairaki Beach this week:

The surf forecast for Kairaki Beach over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.0m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 8s. Another secondary swell of 0.3m and 4s is also forecast. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Kairaki Beach in the next 7 days are 1.6m 12s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Feb 28) at 1PM. Winds are predicted to be onshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 2.5m 8s period and expected on Tuesday (Mar 02) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (NZDT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Thu 25th Feb)3.5ft (1.0m) 7s
Best Surf 1PM (Sun 28th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 12s
Most Powerful 1PM (Sun 28th Feb)5ft (1.6m) 12s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Kairaki Beach over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
10000022220010300000221
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T newzealand.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
0.6
E
0.7
E
0.5
E
0.4
ENE
0.6
S
0.3
E
1
ENE
1.2
ENE
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.8
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
2.1
ENE
1.2
E
0.9
E
0.5
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.7
E
0.6
E
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5
SW
15
E
10
ENE
15
ENE
20
E
10
ENE
5
ESE
15
E
10
SE
5
SSE
20
E
15
ENE
15
ENE
25
E
10
E
20
N
25
NNW
25
NNW
25
N
30
NW
20
NW
5
WNW
5
SE
cross-
off
onononononglassoncross-
on
glassoncross-
on
onononcrosscross-
off
cross-
off
crosscross-
off
cross-
off
offglass
4:09PM
1.77
4:36AM
1.95
4:55PM
1.84
5:22AM
2.01
5:42PM
1.91
6:10AM
2.06
6:31PM
1.97
6:59AM
2.09
7:23PM
2.01
7:51AM
2.09
8:17PM
2.04
8:44AM
2.07
9:13PM
2.05
9:40AM
2.03
10:05AM
0.35
10:17PM
0.25
10:51AM
0.28
11:04PM
0.18
11:37AM
0.21
11:52PM
0.12
12:24PM
0.15
12:42AM
0.08
1:14PM
0.11
1:35AM
0.07
2:05PM
0.09
2:29AM
0.08
2:59PM
0.09
3:27AM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for Kaiapoi which is 6 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Kairaki Beach.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Kairaki Beach blow from the W

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wednesday
03
Thu
04
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cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
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-8:21--8:19--8:16--8:15--8:14--8:12--8:10--8:08

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Cool air temperatures (max 18°C on Sat morning, min 13°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm air temperatures (max 26°C on Tue afternoon, min 13°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NNW on Wed morning, calm by Thu afternoon).

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Information about the Kairaki Beach Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Kairaki Beach provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Kairaki Beach can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Kairaki Beach surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Kairaki Beach) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Kairaki Beach may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Canterbury? If you are looking for accommodation near Kairaki Beach, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Canterbury, consider staying in Christchurch which is 18 km (11 miles) away.