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Kaka Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Kaka Point Surf Guide

Kaka Point in Catlins is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here. Beware of sharks/rips.

Kaka Point Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon  beachBeachIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
11.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kaka Point:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kaka Point 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 48% of the time in June while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
48%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
26%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
26%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Kaka Point Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 28 September 2020, 18:30 Local Time
Monday 28Tue
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 2.4
SW
3.0
SW
3.0
SW
3.5
SW
Period (s) 13 13 12 12
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 30
W 30
W 35
W
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Kaka Point

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

Wind History at Kaka Point

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

Kaka Point Reviews:

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Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Beaker from United Kingdom
“I grew up in Kaka Point and surfed the local area throughout my teens. Obviously winter has the best breaks. However over summer months around December throws up some surprises right in front of the surf club. You can get 4 to 6 foot left and rights swelling up on a good day. And they are clean breaks.

The shark comment is a bit over the top. You are more likely to find Sea Lions dashing playfully around your board in the waves. Be warned they are not friendly and will bite a chuck out of you if you get close to them.

The sharks most common in the shallow waters are 7-gill reef sharks, little rig and dog fish; all very harmless and unlikely to be seen. There are no man-eaters.”

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